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RE: Breadcrumbs

From: <carl.myhill@ps.ge.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2004 10:39:34 -0400
Message-ID: <6192367D59F8904CA553579EF41FEEA003822360@ukcbgx01psge.geips.ge.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

>> If your client has expressed the need for breadcrumbs,
>> commercial pressure makes the decision for you, whatever the 
>> latest flavour of the month research project shows.

[John Said]
>As developers, consultants and to a certain extent evangelists/educators,
would it not make sense 
>to help our clients decide if breadcrumbs are necessary or not?  And as for
the research itself, 
>better to have statistical data than assumptions and ponderings based upon
the "expert" title.  
>Yeliz, thanks for the links... Interesting reading!

Yes, this is an interesting research article. Do you suppose the likes of
google, amazon and apple, who use breadcrumbs, do any research into their
effectiveness as well?

All I am saying is that we have 1 interesting research report casting
suspicion on breadcrumbs and a lot of the big players using breadcrumbs.
Given the latter, there will be others tempted or pressured into using them
too. Given some people will be using them, isnt it better to try to explain
how to make them accessible rather than fold your arms and look down your
nose and say you shouldnt be using them anyway?!

I personally quite like breadcrumbs but dont want to debate why, I just want
to do my utmost to make them accessible if I do use them.

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