I saw on
RELEASE_NOTES.txt on CE 1.8:
- Fixed #17451: Header Links (top.links.phtml) does not output correctly because it is using the model code (the Toplinks block is deprecated)
$this->getChildHtml('topLinks') call on the demo frontend template seems to output links which
addLink method of
Mage_Page_Block_Html_Toplinks created: shopping cart, login etc.
I didn't understand that. What is the supposed way of adding those links ?