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Re: [breadcrumbs] best practice

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:08:43 +0000
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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On 17/11/2017 09:43, Harry Loots wrote:
> Hi all
> what is the current thinking on breadcrumbs.
> I have a situation where a client want to display the page name in the 
> breadcrumb, then repeat the page name immediately afterwards as a 
> heading, which I know can be a nuisance for text-to-speech users.

I'd say across all the things that can be problematic/nuisance on web 
pages, that's a pretty minor thing. I'd further argue that even if the 
text is repeated, it does serve two separate purposes: in the breadcrumb 
navigation, to indicate this is the current page; as a heading, to, 
well, act as heading for the actual page's content.

In short, don't think it's an actual problem.

> Are their any firm rules on breadcrumbs, or strong views for that matter :)

No firm rules, as with most things in accessibility *grin*

And as is often the case, it'll depend on the specific situation (i.e. 
how is the breadcrumb actually marked up? how long are these page titles 
- a few words, or as long as a whole sentence - etc).

Patrick H. Lauke

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