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Use the wbr tags to represent path

Written byPhuoc Nguyen
23 Feb, 2021
A browser might break a long text at unexpected places. For example, the specific path (`/this/is/.../folder`) in the following text is placed at the second line:
| Copy file to the folder: |
| /this/is/a/very/long/path/to/the/destination/folder |
To prevent this behavior, HTML5 provides the `<wbr>` element. It stands for Word Break Opportunity, and is used to specify the positions that a line break would be created.
Getting back to the example above. If we use `<wbr>` elements right before each path separator (`\`) as follow:
Copy your file to the folder: <wbr />/this <wbr />/is <wbr />/a ... <wbr />/destination <wbr />/folder
The browser will break the paths in between the directory names:
| Copy your file to the folder: /this/is/a/very/long |
| /path/to/the/destination/folder |

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