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There are two main ways of approaching breadcrumbs. The first is the kind left by Hansel and Gretel, which is of the form, 'I went here, then here, then here, then here'. I've labelled this kind of breadcrumb, 'History Breadcrumbs', because they show a browsing history.

The second is probably more useful as a navigation aid in a web site and is of the form, 'I'm at this page, which is part of this section, which is part of this section'. I've called this kind 'Position Breadcrumbs' because they show the visitors current location in the site.