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HTML 5 <wbr> Tag

  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 05 Jul, 2021

The <wbr> tag in HTML stands for word break opportunity and is used to define the position within the text which is treated as a line break by the browser. It is mostly used when the used word is too long and there are chances that the browser may break lines at the wrong place for fitting the text.
Syntax: 
 

<wbr>

Note: The <wbr> tag is new in HTML5 and it does not require end tag.
Below examples illustrate the <wbr> tag in HTML 5:
Example 1: 
 

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    
    <body>
        <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
        <h2><wbr> Tag</h2>
        <!--  It is mostly used when the used word is too long and
              there are chances that the browser may break lines at
              the wrong place -->
         
<p>GFGstandsforGeeksforGeeksanditis<wbr>acomputerscienceportalforgeeks.</p>
 
    </body>
   
</html>                   

Output: 
 

Supported Browsers: 
 

  • Google Chrome 1
  • Internet Explorer 12.0
  • Firefox 3
  • Opera 11.7
  • Safari 4

 

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