<wbr> HTML element represents a word break opportunity—a position within text where the browser may optionally break a line, though its line-breaking rules would not otherwise create a break at that location.
|Content categories||Flow content, phrasing content.|
|Tag omission||It is an empty element; it must have a start tag, but must not have an end tag.|
|Permitted parents||Any element that accepts phrasing content.|
|Implicit ARIA role||No corresponding role|
|Permitted ARIA roles||Any|
This element only includes the global attributes.
On UTF-8 encoded pages,
<wbr> behaves like the
ZERO-WIDTH SPACE code point. In particular, it behaves like a Unicode bidi BN code point, meaning it has no effect on bidi-ordering:
<div dir=rtl>123,<wbr>456</div> displays, when not broken on two lines,
123,456 and not
For the same reason, the
<wbr> element does not introduce a hyphen at the line break point. To make a hyphen appear only at the end of a line, use the soft hyphen character entity (
This element was first implemented in Internet Explorer 5.5 and was officially defined in HTML5.
|HTML Standard (HTML)|
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