[mythtv-users] MythWeb Title sort order

Jerome Yuzyk jerome at supernet.ab.ca
Wed Dec 5 02:46:56 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 04 December 2007 19:27, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 04, 2007 at 06:12:09PM -0800, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> > > Bug, or over-eager algorithm?
> >
> > A and The are dropped (among others). It's on purpose. For an example
> > of dropping "A" when before a title, see iTunes.
> It's been common for indexes of proper names to drop the articles "a",
> "an", and "the" in leading position at least since I was in high school
> (class of '83); I acquired no sense that it was new at the time, that I
> can recall.
> IE: we've been indexing that way for a *long* time.  Things which
> *can't* do that when they sort indexes are the ones that drive *me* up
> the wall, personally.
> It's much more difficult than I would have thought to find indexing
> rules on the web, but there's some interesting material at
> 	http://www.judywebster.gil.com.au/methods.html
> Including a reference to the book "Indexing, the art of", which may be
> the single best book title in history.  :-)
> Cheers,
> -- jra

Indexing, yes, but I refer to sorting of Titles. Just that it caught me 
off-guard, especially for "A Hard Day's Night". Would it be filed under "H" 
in the video store or library? I am thinking not, but now I'm going to check.

I have somewhere a book on Filing, a secretarial-school textbook from the 
50s - now I have to find it so see what it says.

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