HTML5 Reference

HTML <wbr> tag

Definition

The <wbr> tag is used for for representing a word break opportunity in text where browsers can insert a line break in a long word or spaceless text or phrase to break the text at a more meaningful place.

The <wbr> tag has no content and is self closing.

The <wbr> tag was introduced in HTML5.

Example


<p>Insertion of a word break opportunity can be utilised in text to break following word at a meaningful point supercali<wbr>fragilistic<wbr>expialidocious rather than leave this to the vagaries of the browser.</p>

Insertion of a word break opportunity can be utilised in text to break following word at a meaningful point supercalifragilisticexpialidocious rather than leave this to the vagaries of the browser.

Attributes

The following attributes can be used with the <wbr> tag.


<wbr> Specific Attributes
Attribute Value Description Example
There are no required or optional attributes specific to the <wbr> tag.
<wbr> Global Attributes
Attribute Description Example
Common
classSpecifies a classname for the element allowing you to apply the style of the predefined class to the content.

<wbr class="name">
idSpecifies a unique id for the element allowing you to apply the style of the predefined id to the content.

<wbr id="name">
styleSpecifies an inline style for the element allowing you to apply the style to the contentt.

<wbr style="color:red;">
titleSpecifies an inline style for the element allowing you to apply the style to the content.

<wbr title="Content info">
Keyboard
accesskeySpecifies a keyboard shortcut to associate with the element.

<wbr accesskey="a">
tabindexSpecifies a tab order for the element.

<wbr tabindex="1">
Language
dirSpecifies the directional flow of the content.

<!-- The text will flow from left to right -->
<wbr dir="ltr">
<!-- The text will flow from right to left -->
<wbr dir="rtl">
langSpecifies a language code for the content of the element.

<wbr lang="en">
spellcheckSpecifies an inline style for the element allowing you to apply the style to the contentt.

<!-- Valid values true and false. -->
<!-- Default inherited / browser specific. -->
<wbr spellcheck="true"> 
translateSpecifies an inline style for the element allowing you to apply the style to the content.

<!-- Valid values yes and no. -->
<!-- Default yes. -->
<wbr translate="no"> 
Miscellaneous
contenteditableSpecifies whether the content of the element is editable.

<!-- Valid values true and false. -->
<!-- Default inherited. -->
<wbr contenteditable="true"> 
draggableSpecifies whether the element is draggable.

<!-- Valid values true and false. -->
<!-- Default browser specific. -->
<wbr draggable="true">
hiddenSpecifies whether the element is not yet, or no longer, relevant.

<!-- Valid values an empty string or hidden -->
<wbr hidden> 
<wbr hidden="hidden"> 
<wbr> Event Attributes
Attribute Description Example
Document Element
oncopyThe script to be run when the user copies the content of an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr oncopy="go()"> 
oncutThe script to be run when the user cuts the content of an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr oncut="go()">
onpasteThe script to be run when the user pastes some content into an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onpaste="go()">
Drag and Drop
ondragThe script to be run when an element is dragged.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr ondrag="go()">
ondragendThe script to be run when an element has stopped being dragged.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr ondragend="go()">
ondragenterThe script to be run when an element has been dragged to a valid drop target.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr ondragenter="go()">
ondragleaveThe script to be run when an element leaves a valid drop target.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr ondragleave="go()">
ondragoverThe script to be run when an element is being dragged over a valid drop target.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr ondragover="go()">
ondragstartThe script to be run at the start of a drag operation.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr ondragstart="go()">
ondropThe script to be run when a dragged element is being dropped.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr ondrop="go()">
Form
onblurThe script to be run when the element loses focus.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onblur="go()">
onchangeThe script to be run when object changed and attempt to leave field.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onchange="go()">
oncontextmenuThe script to be run when a context menu is triggered.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr oncontextmenu="go()">
onfocusThe script to be run when the element gets focus.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onfocus="go()">
oninputThe script to be run when an element gets user input.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr oninput="go()">
oninvalidThe script to be run when an element is invalid.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr oninvalid="go()">
onresetThe script to be run when a dragged element is being dropped.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onreset="go()">
onselectThe script to be run when some or all of the contents of an object are selected.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onselect="go()">
onsubmitThe script to be run when a form is submitted.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onsubmit="go()">
Keyboard
onkeydownThe script to be run when an element is in focus and keyboard key is pressed down.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onkeydown="go()">
onkeypressThe script to be run when an element is in focus and keyboard key is pressed down and released.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onkeypress="go()">
onkeyupThe script to be run when an element is in focus and keyboard key is released.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onkeyup="go()">
Media
onabortThe script code to be run on abort.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onabort="go()">
oncanplayThe script to be run when a file has buffered enough so it is ready to start playing.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr oncanplay="go()">
oncanplaythroughThe script to be run when a file can be played all the way to the end without further need of buffering.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr oncanplaythrough="go()">
oncuechangeThe script to be run when the cue changes when using the track element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr oncuechange="go()">
ondurationchangeThe script to be run when the length of the media is changed.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr ondurationchange="go()">
onemptiedThe script to be run when a media resource element suddenly becomes empty, usually due to an error.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onemptied="go()">
onendedThe script to be run when the media has reach the end.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onended="go()">
onloadeddataThe script to be run when media data is loaded and playback can start.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onloadeddata="go()">
onloadedmetadataThe script to be run when metadata has been loaded.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onloadedmetadata="go()">
onloadstartThe script to be run whenthe media resource has started loading.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onloadstart="go()">
onpauseThe script to be run when the media resource has been paused.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onpause="go()">
onplayThe script to be run when the media resource starts playback.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onplay="go()">
onplayingThe script to be run when when playback has already begun.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onplaying="go()">
onprogressThe script to be run when the browser is fetching the media data.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onprogress="go()">
onratechangeThe script to be run when the playback rate changes.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onratechange="go()">
onseekedThe script to be run when the seeking attribute is set to false indicating that seeking has finished.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onseeked="go()">
onseekingThe script to be run when the seeking attribute is set to true indicating that seeking is currently active.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onseeking="go()">
onstalledThe script to be run when the browser is unable to continue fetching media data.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onstalled="go()">
onsuspendThe script to be run when media data has stopped before being completely loaded.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onsuspend="go()">
ontimeupdateThe script to be run when the media resources current playback position has changed.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr ontimeupdate="go()">
onvolumechangeThe script to be run when the volume has changed or been muted.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onvolumechange="go()">
onwaitingThe script to be run when the media resource has paused but is expected to resume.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onwaiting="go()">
Mouse
onclickThe script to be run when when a mouse is clicked on an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onclick="go()">
ondblclickThe script to be run when a mouse is double clicked on an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr ondblclick="go()">
onmousedownThe script to be run when he mouse button is pressed down while the cursor is over an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onmousedown="go()">
onmousemoveThe script to be run when the mouse button is moved.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onmousemove="go()">
onmouseoutThe script to be run when the mouse cursor moves off an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onmouseout="go()">>
onmouseoverThe script to be run when the mouse cursor moves over an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onmouseover="go()">
onmouseupThe script to be run when the mouse button is released while the cursor is over the element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onmouseup="go()">
onwheelThe script to be run when the mouse wheel rolls up or down over an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onwheel="go()">
Scroll
onscrollThe script code to be run when the scrollbar of an element is being scrolled.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<wbr onscroll="go()"> 
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