(After the story "Hansel and Gretel" by the Brothers Grimm).

1.   (web)   Links displayed across the top of a web page listing the most recently visited pages so the reader can quickly jump back to one. Since this function is provided by the web browser, breadcrumbs are a waste of space.

A better use of the space is to display links to the page's logical parent pages in the information hierarchy.

2.   (programming)   Information output by statements inserted into a program for debugging by printf.

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Last updated: 2007-03-07