Breadcrumb Trail Separator Terminolgoy

1 Jun 2011 - 10:42am
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Adam Stevenson
2010

In the interest of a controlled vocabulary, what terms have you used, or do you prefer to use for the > that is placed between breadcrumb trail elements?

^ is a caret, but that isn't quite accurate.  "Greater-than sign" just sounds out of place.

Thanks in advance for your replies.

Adam

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1 Jun 2011 - 11:10am
akoimeexx
2010

Path indicator, to be brief about it.

1 Jun 2011 - 11:38am
Yvonnia Martin
2009

Hi Adam:

That character is a dilemiter and can take different forms in the context of breadcrumbs. You can call it "angle bracket". Hope this helps :)

--Yvonnia

1 Jun 2011 - 10:13pm
benry
2008

I call them "chevrons". Some other terms used according to Wikipedia (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bracket#Uses_of_.22.3C.22_and_.22.3E.22):

"the less-than and greater-than symbols are often referred to as angled brackets, diamond brackets, crocodile brackets, chevrons and so on"

2 Jun 2011 - 9:25am
brianh
2010

Technically, yes, it is a greater than sign. But since you're not using it in a mathematical context I would just call it a right arrow.

Brian

10 Jun 2011 - 4:10am
rickroth
2011

Hi, I'm also interested in knowing. I have also used chevron or arrow depending on the document and audience (tho in this case I much prefer to use the arrow symbol)

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