Indeed, the Hyperlink control does not resolve the ImagerUrl
property correctly. Thank you for pointing this out. We will fix it for the next release.
The page hierarchy in Sitefinity starts from a root node that is not actual page. That’s why by default the property ShowStartingNode
in the Breadcrumb control is set to false. This way the path will always start from a page that is at the first level. If I understand correctly, you want the first node always to be the home page which usually is at the first level too. There are two ways to achieve this. The way you do it or to build the page hierarchy in such a way so the home page is the only one at the first level.
I could not reproduce the behavior you describe in the other post. I set the Breadcrumb and the site map provider exactly as you describe and everything works just as expected. Note that this will work only with the latest update. It will not work with previous versions.
If the problem persists, please send us a project reproducing it.