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Bug 13525 - Category Sorting Incorrectly
Category Sorting Incorrectly
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Categories (Other open bugs)
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: Normal minor (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2008-03-26 18:50 UTC by Eric Mainz
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:59 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Eric Mainz 2008-03-26 18:50:04 UTC
Among other things, we use our implementation of mediawiki 1.11.2 to store hundreds of contacts, which are then each categorized, by company, department, etc.  Normally (and until our upgrade over the weekend from 1.1.4 to 1.11.2) we could enter a category tag, followed by a "|" (Pipe) and then the way we would like to see it sorted in a category page.

A direct example would be to categorize a person, say John Smith as [[Category:Contacts|Smith, John]].  This would then allow the user to be listed under the "S" in categories, instead of the traditional "J" for John.

With the newer WYSIWYG editor, when you switch from the 'wikitext' display to the WYSIWYG view, it strips off the information after the "|", leaving the above example to only display as the following:  [[Category:Contacts]].

The workaround for the time being is to list these pages in reverse order (Meaning that the [[John_Smith]] page would need to be listed as Smith_John in order for it to be listed under the "S" listings on the category pages.

Any thoughts on how I can resolve this?
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2008-03-26 19:31:09 UTC
This sounds like a problem with an unspecified third-party WYSIWYG editor extension...

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