Specifies whether to break words when the content exceeds the boundaries of its container.
word-wrap: normal | break-word
Default. Content exceeds the boundaries of its container.
Content wraps to next line, and a word-break occurs when necessary.
|Applies To||All elements|
- CSS Text Level 3, Section 7.2
Use this property to enable the browser to break up otherwise unbreakable strings.
This differs from the white-space property, which turns wrapping of the text on and off. The word-wrap property addresses only whether wrapping is permitted to occur at a place in the word that is not otherwise allowed by the language rules in effect.
This property is read-only for the IHTMLCurrentStyle2 interface.
This property is read-only for the currentStyle object.
This property applies to elements that have layout. An element has layout when it is absolutely positioned, is a block element, or is an inline element with a specified height or width.
The following example shows how to use the break-word value of the word-wrap property to break one long word onto multiple lines. This value avoids horizontal scrolling and can be useful for printing.