On a Web site, a breadcrumb trail is a navigation tool that allows a user to see where the
current page is in relation to the Web site's hierarchy. The term breadcrumb trail comes from the
story of Hansel and Gretel, who left a trail of breadcrumbs as they walked through the forest so
they could trace their way back home.
Contributor(s): William Burdick, Brendan Swarbrick, and Anton Cagle
This was last updated in September 2005
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