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What are breadcrumbs? I did a search and someone (I think solio) posted a small defintion which is fine. But what are they really in relation to xoops, how used, what real purpose (advantage and or disadvantage) do they have? Are they necessary, a good idea to actually use them with xoops? Why or why not?

Thank you for your time,
Quest
  Requested by Quest and Answered by Carnuke on 2006/12/2 13:13:37     5973  reads 
Breadcrumbs is a term used to describe a click path to the page you are viewing. It is generated as a line of links, usually at the top of the page so for example you might see

myalbum photos concert artists

Each underlined word above represents a level of category or sub-category, which you can click and jump back to.

The advantage is that you can see exactly the path of any existing page, relative to any upper levels that are nesting it.

In xoops software, this useful feature is often incorportaed into module navigation structure and shows up in the pages viewed, sometimes as links, or alternatively icons.

It is not currently used in the core.

Breadcrumbs are useful, and as far as I can see have no disadvantages at all.


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