SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] Bread crumb navigation path
Re: [Sigia-l] Bread crumb navigation path
From: karl fast (karl.fast_at_pobox.com)
Date: Mon Jun 10 2002 - 22:20:48 EDT
> Can someone on the list give me some information on how those bread
> crumb paths are created. Of course I know that I could put it in
> statically on every page on the site - but I want to do it
> dynamically. For exampel, say that I want to show the three last
> links (clickable) and the current node/possition (not clickable).
> server programming like PHP or ASP?
Ziya is right: it does depend.
Breadcrumbs are usually generated programatically on the server
side. That is, using SSI or PHP or ASP or whatever tool you are
using to dynamically generate your site.
If you don't have the option of dynamically generating content on
the server side, you have three alternatives:
described in the article Ziya mentioned.
2. If you can't generate your content dynamically on the server
(using ASP or PHP or some other tool), there are tools which
will dynamically generate a series of static pages that you can
then upload to the server. There are lots of these templating
systems around, most of them free, but with a learning curve.
One of the nicest systems that works on this principle is
CityDesk. Windows only. A free version is available that works
for up to 50 pages. http://www.fogcreek.com/
3. Manually add the breadcrumbs to every page. Not recommended
unless you have a small site, and if it's small then you
probably don't need breadcrumbs!
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