On Fri, Jul 02, 2010 at 05:54:35PM -0600, Chrisil J. Arackaparambil wrote:
table in the database? So then they are more or less
in order of
creation? If that's the case, why does the dump begin with pages with
titles mostly beginning with "A"?
As far as I can tell, the Mediawiki database was preloaded with an
alphabetical list of articles from some previous system. You will find
that there is some number of articles in roughly alphabetical order at
the start, followed by arbitrarily ordered articles. The are some
out-of-order articles in the first mostly-alphabetical section due to
article renames (which does not change their unique id).