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CSS3 word-wrap Property

To specify the way any word should break

Definition and Notes.

1. The CSS word-break property is used to specify what to do when a word is longer than its containing block.

2. It is used for long text, say a URL, to be broken if it would otherwise overflow.


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Note: It can be used for long scientific terminologies which should be read as a single word.

Property Values

Value Description
normal The word is not broken even when it overflows the containing element. Lines break only at normal break points
break-word The word is not broken. Lines may break at the arbitary points if no break point is found


Specs Value
Name word-wrap
Value normal | break-word
Initial Value normal
Applies to All elements
Javascript syntax"break-word"
Inherited Yes
Computed Value Same as declared Value
Browser Support internetexplorer safari firefox opera chrome

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