RFE: sort Re: after main message when sorting by title



17 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: david.hagood, Unassigned)



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17 years ago
It seems that when you select "Sort by title" mode in the mail/news window, that
it does a simple alphabetical sort. As a result,

  Re: Zounds!

will sort BEFORE

Which is a bit confusing. It would be nice if the sort algorithm were smart
enough to put Re: $string after $string in a sort.


17 years ago
QA Contact: olgam → laurel

Comment 1

17 years ago
Don't forget that you''l also see Fwd:, Aw:, Sv:, etc (bug 108163) ... so it's
not always that simple. Can't we just use date as in bug 72493 ?

Comment 2

16 years ago
Created attachment 120126 [details]
Screenshot of sorted-by-title with several Re:'d threads

Here's a screenshot of what I'm seeing currently, sorting by subject,
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030408

Note that the group on the bottom is sorted according to reporter's desire;
but there is another group in the middle which is sorted incorrectly.  I didn't

include the date field, but those three messages are sorted out of order for
date, too.  So maybe there's an actual bug there.

btw, bug 72493 has to do with sub-sorting within threads, different from this
bug's desire to flat-sort alphabetically by title, but be smart about the
prefix(es).  Sorting by date would be a logical secondary order, but that's
related to multi-sort, Bug 57898.
Product: Browser → Seamonkey


14 years ago
Assignee: sspitzer → mail
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