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Luke Inglis • Edited on

<wbr> says "you can break here if you need to" to be used with a particularly long word or if a phrase will make more sense if it breaks at a certain point.

Also handy if you are displaying a URL or similar type of string and you want to make sure it breaks at a meaningful/convenient place like a '/'.

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riidom

You don't get a hyphen though, which you want when you break up a long word. I'd rather use &shy; here. <wbr> looks more useful for URLS, imo.

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InHuOfficial

+1 to that!

URLs and German (with the beautiful mega long words that break your UI when you try to implement i18n!)...I am sure that is what <wbr> was designed for, just those two use cases! 😋

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DarkWiiPlayer

Nah, pretty sure URLs were an afterthought. <wbr> was added just for German i18n.

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Roel de Brouwer

Or Dutch. But in the Netherlands many people have the English disease where they write spaces when they should not. Sometimes this unintentionally totally changes the meaning of a sentence. F.e. "zoete witte wijnprofessor".

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Danny Engelman

Niets mis mee.
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