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Bug 24523 - Make table sorting ignore refs when determining data type
Make table sorting ignore refs when determining data type
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
JavaScript (Other open bugs)
1.17.x
All All
: Normal enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2010-07-24 10:32 UTC by Liangent
Modified: 2012-09-26 17:55 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Liangent 2010-07-24 10:32:02 UTC
table sorting = class="sortable" in tables. wikibits.js
refs = [1], [2] etc. generated with <ref>1</ref>
data type = text, date, number etc.
Comment 1 DieBuche 2011-05-02 19:38:25 UTC
Is this really an issue? Normally [1] comes after any other text, and thus doesn't affect the sorting order
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2011-05-02 19:54:30 UTC
Sounds like it's doing things like interpreting "123[1]" as 'string' instead of 'number'; this would indeed affect the sort order if the rest of your column consists of numbers.

This table seems to sort ok though: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Brion_VIBBER/24523
Comment 3 DieBuche 2011-05-02 23:07:51 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> This table seems to sort ok though:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Brion_VIBBER/24523

But it would break for sure if it contained more complex "numbers" like dates etc.
Not sure though how to fix it. We could duplicate jQuery text function and include a sup.reference check in it
Comment 4 Timeshifter 2012-09-26 17:55:56 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> This table seems to sort ok though:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Brion_VIBBER/24523

That table no longer sorts correctly. It is sorting alphabetically. There needs to be a way to force a column to sort numerically. Something in the table header.

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