[ic] Using menu builder for breadcrumb trail nav

Paul Jordan paul at gishnetwork.com
Wed Jul 28 13:42:40 EDT 2004

Mike Heins [mike at perusion.com] wrote:
> Quoting David Radovanovic (david.radovanovic at verizon.net):
>> Prerequisites:
>> Interchange 5.00 running on FreeBSD 4.7 using MYSQL and Perl 5.8.2.
>> After an exhaustive search in the user groups/mail/demos I haven't
>> found an adequate solution to creating a simple "Breadcrumb"
>> navigation bar using IT tags. I tried creating a tree menu based on
>> the contents of two tables that lies horizontally, though I only
>> want to show where the visitor is presently at within the site
>> structure and NOT the entire site menu. Is there a simple way to
>> accomplish this using Interchange's myriad of tags? BTW, can someone
>> please explain the "sel' Selector variables: "left" and "top".
> There is a [breadcrumbs] tag included in the latest CVS version of
> IC, which is used in the new "standard" demo.
> Check out demo.icdevgroup.org to watch it in action.

I was interested in seeing how it worked. Does it have desired behavior?

1.I go to home i get:


2.I click on Hardware Category I get:

 Welcome > Hardware

3.Expand Hardware and go to Nails I get:

  Welcome > Hardware > Nails

4.Now, if I click on Hardware, either in the breadcrumb or the menu, I get:

  Welcome > Nails > Hardware

I would think that clicking on Hardware in #3 above, that "Nails" would simply

I want my money back! 8-). My curiosity was peaked by this new feature so I
just tried it out on the demo. I just wanted to post my initial findings.


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