CSS Overflow overflow-wrap


Example

overflow-wrap tells a browser that it can break a line of text inside a targeted element onto multiple lines in an otherwise unbreakable place. Helpful in preventing an long string of text causing layout problems due to overflowing it's container.

CSS

div {
    width:100px;
    outline: 1px dashed #bbb;
}

#div1 {
    overflow-wrap:normal;
}

#div2 {
    overflow-wrap:break-word;
}

HTML

<div id="div1">
      <strong>#div1</strong>: Small words are displayed normally, but a long word like <span style="red;">supercalifragilisticexpialidocious</span> is too long so it will overflow past the edge of the line-break
</div>

<div id="div2">
      <strong>#div2</strong>: Small words are displayed normally, but a long word like <span style="red;">supercalifragilisticexpialidocious</span> will be split at the line break and continue on the next line.
</div>

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overflow-wrap – ValueDetails
normalLets a word overflow if it is longer than the line
break-wordWill split a word into multiple lines, if necessary
inheritInherits the parent element's value for this property