Last modified: 2007-08-17 06:57:20 UTC

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Bug 10966 - Incorrect sorting of articles on category pages
Incorrect sorting of articles on category pages
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 164
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Categories (Other open bugs)
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: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2007-08-17 06:42 UTC by Sheldon Rampton
Modified: 2007-08-17 06:57 UTC (History)
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Description Sheldon Rampton 2007-08-17 06:42:51 UTC
Our wiki has some 10,000 articles that belong to a category named "Tobacco documents biographies." In order to sort those names alphabetically by last name rather than first name, we have entered the category tag as [[Category:Tobacco documents biographies|Doe, John]] (so that John Doe would appear under the letter "D" rather than the letter "J").

In the process of editing these articles, I noticed that the category page sorts articles by the HEX VALUE of their sort keys rather than by their alphabetical order. Thus, people whose last names begin with a lower-case letter rather than upper-case get sorted to after the upper-case letter "Z." This means that [[Category:Tobacco documents biographies|de Leon, Ponce]] would get sorted to well after the position where people would expect to actually find it.
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-08-17 06:57:20 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 164 ***

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