3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 29, 2013 10:00 AM by DNCopeland

    Breadcrumbs: Master Page vs. SSL

    Douglas_Campbell Level 1

      I am exploring the option of inserting breadcrumbs as a master page placeholder. But I have noticed that the placeholder version of the breadcrumbs does not offer the same parameters as in SSL. Options for top/bottom and right/center/left are missing.

       

      I would rather retain more control over this - and the option to make future changes with the more complete parameters in the SSL. However, I don't know if there is some compelling reason to do it in master pages, something that I might not have knowledge of now as I learn these features?

       

      Any insights would be appreciated.

       

      Thanks,

       

      Douglas

        • 1. Re: Breadcrumbs: Master Page vs. SSL
          Jeff_Coatsworth Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          I use the SSL method, but I thought if you used the Master Page method, you got to choose where and how the placeholder appeared, but I don't know this for sure.

          • 2. Re: Breadcrumbs: Master Page vs. SSL
            Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            Hi all

             

            Jeff is correct. When Breadcrumbs are added via the Single Source Layout recipe, they are added to each and every HTML topic. Because you are doing this on a global basis, you see the options for placement.

             

            When adding them via a Master Page, you are free to insert the placeholder wherever you like on the Master Page. So there is no need to provide placement options as the placement is determined by where you insert the placeholder. Additonally, if using the Master Page method, you may be more choosy about exactly which topics receive the breadcrumbs.

             

            Cheers... Rick

            • 3. Re: Breadcrumbs: Master Page vs. SSL
              DNCopeland Level 1

              The project I inherited had the breadcrumbs selected in the SSL options, but I needed to have pop-ups display without the breadcrumbs, hence I added it as a placeholder inside one master page that is applied to all topics. The other master page  I created for the pop-ups has no breadcrumbs placeholder so this works well for this project. I think Rick gave me this idea to use in the WebHelp SSL generated inside RH 9.