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The "overflow-wrap" CSS Property


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This property (which applies to inline elements) sets whether line breaks should be inserted within an otherwise unbreakable string to prevent text from overflowing its line box.

Values for "overflow-wrap"
CSS LevelValue
CSS Text Level 3"normal | break-word | anywhere"


  • This property only has an effect when 'white-space' allows wrapping.
  • This property was originally a Microsoft proprietary property (implemented by most browsers) named "word-wrap", but has been renamed to "overflow-wrap". For maximum compatibility (especially with IE and Edge) use "word-wrap" (which is now considered an alternate name for "overflow-wrap") instead of, or in addition to, "overflow-wrap".

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