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wbr element | wbr object

Inserts a soft line break into a block of nobr text.

HTML information

Closing Tagforbidden
CSS Display

DOM Information

Inheritance Hierarchy

 Node
  Element
   HTMLElement
     wbr

Members

The wbr object has these types of members:

Events

The wbr object has these events.

EventDescription
abort

Fires when the user aborts the download.

afterupdate

Fires on a databound object after successfully updating the associated data in the data source object.

beforecopy

Fires on the source object before the selection is copied to the system clipboard.

beforeupdate

Fires on a databound object before updating the associated data in the data source object.

cellchange

Fires when data changes in the data provider.

change

Fires when the contents of the object or selection have changed.

dataavailable

Fires periodically as data arrives from data source objects that asynchronously transmit their data.

datasetchanged

Fires when the data set exposed by a data source object changes.

error

Fires when an error occurs during object loading.

errorupdate

Fires on a databound object when an error occurs while updating the associated data in the data source object.

filterchange

Fires when a visual filter changes state or completes a transition.

input

Occurs when the text content of an element is changed through the user interface.

layoutcomplete

Fires when the print or print preview layout process finishes filling the current LayoutRect object with content from the source document.

load

Fires immediately after the client loads the object.

ondatasetcomplete

Fires to indicate that all data is available from the data source object.

onselect

Fires when the current selection changes.

reset

Fires when the user resets a form.

resize

Fires when the size of the object is about to change.

rowenter

Fires to indicate that the current row has changed in the data source and new data values are available on the object.

rowexit

Fires just before the data source control changes the current row in the object.

rowsdelete

Fires when rows are about to be deleted from the recordset.

rowsinserted

Fires just after new rows are inserted in the current recordset.

 

Methods

The wbr object has these methods.

MethodDescription
addBehavior

Attaches a behavior to the element.

applyElement

Makes the element either a child or parent of another element.

clearAttributes

Removes all attributes and values from the object.

componentFromPoint

Returns the component located at the specified coordinates via certain events.

doScroll

Note   doScroll is no longer supported. Starting with IE11, use scrollLeft or scrollTop. For info, see Compatibility changes.

Simulates a click on a scroll bar component.

fireEvent

Fires a specified event on the object.

getAttribute

Retrieves the value of the specified attribute.

getAttributeNode

Retrieves an attribute object referenced by the attribute.name property.

getAttributeNodeNS

Gets an attribute object that matches the specified namespace and name.

getAttributeNS

Gets the value of the specified attribute within the specified namespace.

getElementsByClassName

Gets a collection of objects that are based on the value of the class attribute.

getElementsByTagNameNS

Gets a collection of objects that are based on the specified element names within a specified namespace.

hasAttribute

Determines whether an attribute with the specified name exists.

hasAttributeNS

Determines whether an attribute that has the specified namespace and name exists.

hasAttributes

Determines whether one or more attributes exist for the object.

msMatchesSelector

Determines whether an object matches the specified selector.

normalize

Merges adjacent DOM objects to produce a normalized document object model.

removeAttribute

Removes an attribute from an object.

removeAttributeNode

Removes an attribute object from the object.

removeAttributeNS

Removes the specified attribute from the object.

removeBehavior

Detaches a behavior from the element.

replaceAdjacentText

Replaces the text adjacent to the element.

scrollIntoView

Causes the object to scroll into view, aligning it either at the top or bottom of the window.

setActive

Sets the object as active without setting focus to the object.

setAttribute

Sets the value of the specified attribute.

setAttributeNode

Sets an attribute object node as part of the object.

setAttributeNodeNS

Sets an attribute object as part of the object.

setAttributeNS

Sets the value of the specified attribute within the specified namespace.

setCapture

Sets the mouse capture to the object that belongs to the current document.

 

Properties

The wbr object has these properties.

PropertyDescription

attributes

Retrieves a collection of attributes of the object.

canHaveChildren

Gets a value indicating whether the object can contain child objects.

canHaveHTML

Retrieves the value indicating whether the object can contain rich HTML markup.

id

Sets or retrieves the string identifying the object.

isContentEditable

Gets the value that indicates whether the user can edit the contents of the object.

isDisabled

Gets the value that indicates whether the user can interact with the object.

isMultiLine

Retrieves the value indicating whether the content of the object contains one or more lines.

role

Sets or retrieves the role for this element.

scopeName

Gets the namespace defined for the element.

This property is not supported for Windows Store apps using JavaScript.

tagUrn

Sets or gets the URN specified in the namespace declaration.

This property is not supported for Windows Store apps using JavaScript.

x-ms-format-detection

Determines whether data formats within content are automatically detected and (if found) converted to clickable links.

 

Standards information

Remarks

A soft line break is a point inside a nobr section at which a line break is permitted but not required.

Examples

This example uses the wbr element to create line breaks. In contrast, the nobr element does not break lines.


<nobr>This line of text will not break, no matter how narrow the window gets.</nobr>
<nobr>This one, however,<wbr> will break after the word "however," 
if the window gets small enough.</nobr>

See also

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