[Tex/LaTex] URL linebreak in footnote

footnotesline-breakingurls

I use a footnote with a too long url, so that I'd like to see a linebreak. The url package does linebreaks automatically as far as i know, but in the footnote it won't do it.
Anyone have a solution to this?

\footnote{\url{http://www.this-is-a-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-long.url/}}

Best Answer

The url package documentation suggests the following:

Ordinarily, breaks are not allowed after "-" characters because this leads to confusion. (Is the "-" part of the address or just a hyphen?) The package option [hyphens] allows breaks after explicit hyphen characters. The \url command will never ever hyphenate words.

If your original example included a URL that has that specific structure, then \usepackage[hyphens]{url} will solve your problem.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[hyphens]{url}
\begin{document}
This is text\footnote{\url{http://www.this-is-a-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-very-long.url/}}.
\end{document}‚Äč