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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-9615

Navigation bar or breadcrumb trail?

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    • Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • 1.8, 1.9
    • 1.9
    • General
    • None
    • all
    • MySQL
    • MOODLE_18_STABLE, MOODLE_19_STABLE
    • MOODLE_19_STABLE

    Description

      I've started to notice the term "breadcrumb" creeping into the language used in the interface.

      The most recent example spotted is in 1.9 dev here:

      Hide activity type crumb
      Select from whom to hide the activity type (e.g. Quizzes) crumb in the breadcrumb trail displayed for activity modules.

      Another example in the My Moodle settings:
      This setting forces redirects to /my on login for non-admins and replaces the top level site breadcrumb with /my

      My understanding of this term is that it refers to a visual indicator of the PATH taken to arrive at the current location.

      My understanding of the position with Moodle is that there is a navigation bar which provides a visual indicator of where your are, without any indication of the path taken to arrive there. http://docs.moodle.org/en/Navigation_bar

      Users familiar with the "breadcrumb" as outlined get confused when the navigation bar does not work in this way i.e. the path taken.

      I propose that the terms breadcrumb and crumb are removed from the user interface and replaced with references to the navigation bar.

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              matt.clarkson Matt Clarkson
              ray Ray Lawrence
              Andrew Davis Andrew Davis
              Adrian Greeve, Jake Dallimore, Mathew May, Mihail Geshoski, Peter Dias, Sujith Haridasan
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                3/Mar/08