I suppose the first thing we should do is to ensure you
understand that there are actually two different types of
breadcrumb trails that may be used.
RoboHelp HTML 7 employs the Hierarchial type. In this case,
it's simply a static representation of where one will find that
topic inside the Table of Contents. So if you are linking to topics
that are not part of the Table of Contents, there will probably be
From what you posted, it would seem you expected to see a
list of the path you followed to arrive at the topic in question.
Unfortunately, it's not designed that way.