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  • Resolved Roachware



    Is there a way to prevent the editor from adding scores of wbr-tags into my text? I’m not sure if it’s because my site is in German, but the WBR-tags are quite a nuisance, as they seem to be sprinkled randomly over the page…

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance

    The Roach

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  • Chris Olbekson


    Level 12 Bug Squasher & Forum Moderator

    Can you please explain what a WBR-tag is? Also please give us a link to you site.

    WBR (Word BReak) tags offer the browser an option to insert line breaks within a word instead of only in between words. E.g. in Einstein-(wbr)Rosen-(wbr)Bridge the browser could insert a line break after either dash, so that the lines are filled out better. It’s a not well-known, but perfectly normal HTML-tag as specified by the W3C.

    My site is, and the tags get sprinkled into the articles at random places. In the example above, it might turn out like Ei(wbr)nstei(wbr)n-Ro(wbr)sen-Brid(wbr)ge – a line break at any (wbr) in the second example looks extremely sloppy.

    Chris Olbekson


    Level 12 Bug Squasher & Forum Moderator

    Thank you for the explanation. I understand what you mean.

    Have you tried switching to the default theme, Twentyeleven, to rule out a theme issue?

    I’ll try and see. Am on the road over the week-end though…

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    The wbr tag isn’t in the source of your webpage at all. To what are you referring here?

    Here we go again: this article is littered with those tags, mostly in places where a break is simply wrong…

    Oh, and if you’re wondering why the tag wasn’t to be found: I had used search&replace to remive them. However, it gets a bit boring, having to do this regularly.

    I noticed that these tags seem to be added when I switch the view in the article editor from visual to HTML or vice versa, of that is of any help.

    Found it – though in a completely unexpected place. The MR Tech Long Link Wrapper – which is supposed to work on downloaded pages, not on form fields to be uploaded – was the culprit.

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