Forcing Breaks, Hyphenation, Ellipsis on Long Words and URLs

Last Updated on May 10, 2020 by BrodNeil

This usually comes handy when URLs overflow in mobile devices.

Replace .dont-break-out with the element in use.

/*------------------------------------*\
Forcing Breaks, Hyphenation, Ellipsis
\*------------------------------------*/

.dont-break-out {

  /* These are technically the same, but use both */
  overflow-wrap: break-word;
  word-wrap: break-word;

  -ms-word-break: break-all;
  /* This is the dangerous one in WebKit, as it breaks things wherever */
  word-break: break-all;
  /* Instead use this non-standard one: */
  word-break: break-word;

  /* Adds a hyphen where the word breaks, if supported (No Blink) */
  -ms-hyphens: auto;
  -moz-hyphens: auto;
  -webkit-hyphens: auto;
  hyphens: auto;

}

Before (mobile version)

Forcing Breaks, Hyphenation, Ellipsis on Long Words and URLs 1

After (mobile version)

Forcing Breaks, Hyphenation, Ellipsis on Long Words and URLs 2

Thanks to https://css-tricks.com/snippets/css/prevent-long-urls-from-breaking-out-of-container/

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