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HTML <wbr> Tag

This is a first article in the month long installment "what's that weird html tag?".

Today we're taking a log at the <wbr> tag.

The <wbr> html element represents a possible wordbreak, or in other words, a position within a text where the browser may insert a break. Even if the normal line-breaking rules would not apply at that location.


<div id="example-paragraphs">
    <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, <wbr> consectetur adipisicing elit.</p>
    <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, <wbr> consectetur adipisicing elit. <wbr>Alias aspernatur blanditiis consectetur, <wbr> eaque ex sequi tenetur unde. <wbr> Accusamus molestiae nobis quasi quibusdam reprehenderit? <wbr> Amet error exercitationem incidunt natus saepe tempore!</p>

Browser Support

The <wbr> tag is widely supported, only lacking support on IE and IE Mobile:

Can I Use wbr-element? Data on support for the wbr-element feature across the major browsers from