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From Tony Stevenson <pct...@apache.org>
Subject Re: LDAP custom-asf schema - family name?
Date Thu, 09 Jun 2011 11:23:03 GMT
On Thu, Jun 09, 2011 at 11:56:43AM +0200, Nóirín Plunkett wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 11:31 AM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 9 June 2011 10:14, Nóirín Plunkett <noirin@apache.org> wrote:
> >> On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 11:03 AM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>> However our web-pages are currently mainly sorted on "last name",
> >>> rather than full name.
> >>
> >> You're already suggesting a system that would allow us to change the
> >> way we do sorting (currently, manually by people adding their entries
> >> where they think it's appropriate).
> >>
> >> I'm just suggesting that we change to doing something that's nice and simple
:-)
> >>
> 
> >> I think you 'misunderestimate' the problem. Doing a string sort on the
> >> public name doesn't make it go away, but it's the most easily
> >> automatable, "least wrong" option I can come up with.
> >
> > Perhaps, but there's already an automated script (Perl) that checks
> > the sort order within icla.txt.
> 
> Ok, but ICLA doesn't have the public/private distinction afaik, and
> it's not something we publish, right?
> 
> Your argument above, and the topic *I* understood we were discussing,
> was about our public webpages.
> 
> > The sorting does not have to be perfect, but knowing the primary
> > sort-key would help a lot.
> >
> > It could be expressed as the number of space-separated words counting
> > from the right of the public name; default 1.
> 
> It could; it could also be expressed as the number of space-separated
> words counting from the left of the public name, default 1.
> 
> But why not simply sort on the public name, as it is presented?

That is what I would have expected to do.  If someone chooses to edit their public name, that
is fine.  

> 
> Noirin
> 

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Cheers,
Tony


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