[Mediawiki-l] Category page name sort logic.

Michael Daly michaeldaly at kayakwiki.org
Wed Aug 29 20:02:07 UTC 2007

I noticed this on Wikipedia and assume it's a generic MW thing.

In a category of persons, I see the list of articles where some persons 
are listed under the first letter of their first name and others by 
their last name.  E.g.:

John Adams

Barney Rubble

I looked at the [[category:..]] statements in the articles and couldn't 
see anything that could explain it.  How does it decide whether to use 
first or last name and how does it know it's a name of a person and not 
just a two-word article name?


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