The wbr tag saved my bacon today when a long email address was breaking a narrow column layout. This looks like another HTML tag I hadn’t ever used, but probably should have. I looked all around for a non-java-script CSS solution, but this little non-validating tag was the best I could do. See the linked Quirksmode article for a nice discussion of the “incompatibility soup” of solutions to this problem.

posted by Ted Boren on Wednesday, May 14, 2008
tagged with html, css, wbr-tag, word-break, wrapping