HTML <wbr> Tag

Description

The <wbr> HTML element is used for specifying a line break opportunity.
The <wbr> tag can be used on very long words or other long strings of text with no spaces. Without the <wbr> tag, these long strings of text could either wrap in strange place (making it difficult to read), or not wrap at all - inadvertently pushing the page layout to the side (again, making it difficult to read and view the document as intended).

Properties

Permitted Parents
Any element that accepts phrasing content
Content
None. It is an empty element.
Start/End Tags
Start tag: required, End tag: forbidden

Example

<p>The longest word in a major dictionary is: 
Pneumonoul<wbr>tramicroscopic<wbr>silicovol
<wbr>canoconiosis which contains 45 letters</p>

Attributes

None

Global Attributes

The <wbr> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML5

Event Attributes

The <wbr> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML5

Browser Support

Desktop
Explorer Edge Chrome Firefox Opera Safari
5.5Yes1111.64
Tablets / Mobile
Android Chrome Firefox Opera Safari Samsung
YesYes4XXYes