Last modified: 2006-05-24 22:24:19 UTC
I propose that the page-editing code in MediaWiki look for the tokens <!--
#SORTEDLIST --> and <!-- #ENDLIST --> each time a user clicks "Save page". If
they are found, then MediaWiki will sort the text between the two tokens,
line-by-line, using the appropriate sort order for the language the wiki is
This would be an extremely useful labor-saving device. It would save time in
editing disambiguation pages, lists, and more.
I am requesting case-insensitive sort, of course.
This might be better served as an extension, using <sortedlist> and
</sortedlist>. Use of comment markup would be inconsistent.
There's a <sort> extension in SVN trunk.
Great! I hope it'll make it into your unofficial MediaWiki changelog page and
from there into the Signpost and into the instruction and help pages for making
It's not live on Wikimedia web sites.