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Bug 10605 - Sort pages in categories by PAGENAME instead of FULLPAGENAME
Sort pages in categories by PAGENAME instead of FULLPAGENAME
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 450
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Categories (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: easy
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Reported: 2007-07-16 19:30 UTC by Eysteinn Gudni Gudnason
Modified: 2007-07-16 20:00 UTC (History)
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Description Eysteinn Gudni Gudnason 2007-07-16 19:30:13 UTC
By sorting pages by FULLPAGENAME puts a huge load of work into sorting pages with specific namespace with a #defaultsort:PAGENAME. Most of the time, pages with different namespace are not mixed in the same category, and thus many categories where the defaultsort has not been changed all the pages are in the same letter. Templates would therefore all be under "'''T'''".

I submitted this at the Village pump - technical - Sorting of articles in categories
Wikipedia:Village_pump_%28technical%29#Sorting_of_articles_in_categories
but did not get a clear answere.

And thus I'm posting this to Bugzilla, hoping to get this matter cleared out.
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-07-16 19:54:15 UTC
Although this goes against our current sorting model and would break stuff a bit, I'd personally like to see this made the normal behavior.  Stepping back, the current sorting behavior is bizarre and unexpected, and not something that anyone would likely desire.  Even if different namespaces are mixed in the same category, how often are you really going to want every template filed under Template:?  That's like a library alphabetizing initial "A" or "The" under A or T (which we do because we don't have decent sorting algorithms period, but that's not the point here).  It shoves tons or probably mostly-unrelated stuff under the same letter without good reason.  Users can, of course, always manually switch to FULLPAGENAME via the use of defaultsort.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2007-07-16 19:56:35 UTC
Duping this to bug 450 as have previous similar requests.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 450 ***
Comment 3 Eysteinn Gudni Gudnason 2007-07-16 20:00:25 UTC
This goes a long long way! bug 450?!? I was hardly born at that time.

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