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Re: 4.13.1 Bread crumb navigation - use of right angle brackets

From: Reinier Kaper <rp.kaper@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 11:13:25 -0400
Message-ID: <CAAz96OssmscC1sfDeVU7gqQufRKLQPGxDY+_Wm5MznR7xxsu7w@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Correct, so we're dealing with a path. either hierarchical or not.

Checking websites we can probably see that a typical breadcrumb would be
used for a hierarchical way of navigating, but both could be used.

Would it be too simple to say:
Hierarchical: Nested lists.
Linear: List

In markup, a path:
<ol>
  <li>Search</li>
  <li>Bosch LX-5 dishwasher</li>
  <li>LG Supra M-6 washing machine</li>
  <li>Shopping cart</li>
</ol>

This would read that a user searched for something, clicked on the Bosch
dishwasher, from there ended up on the LG washing machine page (possibly a
related item or something) and added it to their cart (which they're
viewing now).

<ol> would be important as the order is actually relevant, although it
might need to be reversed with CSS for clarity.

In markup a hierarchy:
<ol>
  <li>Products</li>
    <ol>
      <li>Dishwashers</li>
        <ol>
          <li>Bosch</li>
        </ol>
      </li>
    </ol>
  </li>
</ol>

This would read that a user is viewing the Bosch page within the
Dishwashers category within the products section.


On 17 September 2013 11:02, David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk> wrote:

> On 17/09/2013 15:46, Reinier Kaper wrote:
>
>> That's just what breadcrumbs are, unless you want to argue that
>> breadcrumbs should have a different meaning. In which case we'd probably
>> need to make this a wider discussion and not refer to it as breadcrumbs
>> anymore, but paths in general ;-)
>>
>
>
> Well sometimes. The term breadcrumb of course originally (and still
> sometimes) refers to the other usage of being an indication of the
> navigation route taken to the current page, cf Hansel and Gretel: the path
> through through the wood was probably more linear than hierarchical in
> nature.
>
>
>
> Wikipedia gives both usages:
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Breadcrumb_%28navigation%29<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breadcrumb_%28navigation%29>
>
> Breadcrumbs typically appear horizontally across the top of a web page,
> often below title bars or headers. They provide links back to each previous
> page the user navigated through to get to the current page or—in
> hierarchical site structures—the parent pages of the current one
>
> David
>
>
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