While cleaning the new and incorrect (in my opinion) tag from Stack Overflow today, I stumbled upon this question which had "Enter" that I wanted to format using <kbd> tags.

So I did and that's what I saw:

Horrified I went to perform some quick tests and found that whenever <kbd> tag contain five characters it will span two lines:

Enter Break 12345

Less or more are OK:

F1 F12 123456

Saw some weird things, but this has a place of honor. :)

I found a way around by injecting three fancy space characters:


But it feels pretty hacky.

Browser: Chrome 21 - totally forgot I chose to install Beta versions whenever they are ready. :(

closed as too localized by user149432, Toon Krijthe, Manishearth, animuson, Time Traveling Bobby Jul 16 '12 at 7:59

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    no-repro for me (Safari 5.1.6/OS X) – nhahtdh Jul 16 '12 at 7:11
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    It's not broken for me... Chrome 20 – animuson Jul 16 '12 at 7:12
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    Browser? And don't dare to say it is not an official released one... – Time Traveling Bobby Jul 16 '12 at 7:14
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    This may be related to this Canary bug I posted a while back. – Manishearth Jul 16 '12 at 7:26
  • @Urist aka Bobby - blonde moment on my part.. the browser updates are so transparent I completely forgot I'm on Beta version of Chrome 21. – Shadow The Curly Braced Wizard Jul 16 '12 at 7:28
  • @Manish cheers, looks like you are right on spot - if this question is to survive please post this as an answer. :) – Shadow The Curly Braced Wizard Jul 16 '12 at 7:29
  • @ShaWizDowArd: Well, I dunno--the bare bones styling I mentioned over there doesn't seem to work. Looks like it's a similar bug, but with different causes. I'll post it as an answer anyway. – Manishearth Jul 16 '12 at 7:33
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    I put in a fix for this. it will be in the next prod build. – Jin Aug 2 '12 at 14:12

There was a similar bug in Canary a while back.

Here's the bug report; apparently it was fixed.

I'll mess around with the styling till I can figure out what's wrong.

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