function menu_get_active_breadcrumb

Gets the breadcrumb for the current page, as determined by the active trail.

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2 calls to menu_get_active_breadcrumb()
drupal_get_breadcrumb in drupal/includes/
Gets the breadcrumb trail for the current page.
menu_edit_item in drupal/modules/menu/
Menu callback; Build the menu link editing form.


drupal/includes/, line 2574
API for the Drupal menu system.


function menu_get_active_breadcrumb() {
  $breadcrumb = array();

  // No breadcrumb for the front page.
  if (drupal_is_front_page()) {
    return $breadcrumb;
  $item = menu_get_item();
  if (!empty($item['access'])) {
    $active_trail = menu_get_active_trail();

    // Allow modules to alter the breadcrumb, if possible, as that is much
    // faster than rebuilding an entirely new active trail.
    drupal_alter('menu_breadcrumb', $active_trail, $item);

    // Don't show a link to the current page in the breadcrumb trail.
    $end = end($active_trail);
    if ($item['href'] == $end['href']) {

    // Remove the tab root (parent) if the current path links to its parent.
    // Normally, the tab root link is included in the breadcrumb, as soon as we
    // are on a local task or any other child link. However, if we are on a
    // default local task (e.g., node/%/view), then we do not want the tab root
    // link (e.g., node/%) to appear, as it would be identical to the current
    // page. Since this behavior also needs to work recursively (i.e., on
    // default local tasks of default local tasks), and since the last non-task
    // link in the trail is used as page title (see menu_get_active_title()),
    // this condition cannot be cleanly integrated into menu_get_active_trail().
    // menu_get_active_trail() already skips all links that link to their parent
    // (commonly MENU_DEFAULT_LOCAL_TASK). In order to also hide the parent link
    // itself, we always remove the last link in the trail, if the current
    // router item links to its parent.
    if (($item['type'] & MENU_LINKS_TO_PARENT) == MENU_LINKS_TO_PARENT) {
    foreach ($active_trail as $parent) {
      $breadcrumb[] = l($parent['title'], $parent['href'], $parent['localized_options']);
  return $breadcrumb;