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The breadcrumb element is a secondary navigation pattern that shows hierarchy among content.


  • The default breadcrumb navigation is not accessible. Use the accessible option for compliance.
  • Place breadcrumb navigation in a nav element with role="navigation". The nav element should also be marked with aria-label="breadcrumbs" to clearly describe the type of navigation.
  • Breadcrumbs should remain in the same relative order and location on each page.
  • The link text should be clear, reflect the breadcrumb location accurately, and easy to understand for all users.
  • Make sure the tab order matches the hierarchy.
  • Apply aria-current="page" to the last item of the set to indicate that it represents the current page.
  • For more information, see the WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices for the breadcrumb pattern.