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    Unhappy Page history

    Help,
    I've trawled the web looking for a tutorial but to no avail. How on earth do sites produce that little line of links showing the route you have taken to a certain page?

    ie.:

    home > products > product 1

    Or are they just placed on every page as stanard HTML links? Surely its not that simple!!

    LEE

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    It wouldn't be a history of links, it would be a category selection.

    SOME sites may code the links in, but they'd be very stupid to do so.

    More likely the pages are dynamically generated by a server side script, and that puts the links in order for the category.

    More than likely this will be formed by the relationship of the items in a reltational database.

    Just a few thoughts...

    If you need any more info, or have any questions...
    ... go for it. ( )

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    In case you weren't scared off by Flawless talking complete jargon at you...

    What you are referring to is 'Breadcrumb navigation'.

    There are plenty of online resources that will give you the lowdown on how to do (with either client-side Javascript or server-side scripting).

    One site showing the javascript option is Evolt.org.
    There are also links to server-side options at the top of the article.

    A good primer on breadcrumb navigation can also be found at evolve.org

    Hope this helps.
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    me .... Jargon ... NEVER


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