Sorting bookmarks by name should optionally ignore certain initial words

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
11 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: base12, Unassigned)

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Description

11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a7pre) Gecko/2007071802 SeaMonkey/2.0a1pre Firefox/2.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a7pre) Gecko/2007071802 SeaMonkey/2.0a1pre

When I have bookmarks whose names start with articles - a, an, and the in English - I'd prefer to have them sorted as though the article was not there. For example, a bookmark named "The Joy of XUL" should sort with the Js and not with the Ts.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Sort bookmarks
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Actual Results:  
Bookmarks beginning with the English articles "a", "an", and "the" are sorted on the article.

Expected Results:  
Bookmarks beginning with the English articles "a", "an", and "the" are sorted ignoring the article, if I desire.

Each language would need its own set of sort words to ignore. In addition, individual users might want their own custom words to ignore. You might set a new user preference for custom sort words to ignore.

Another option, though this might be overkill, would be to have a property for each bookmark to indicate whether if should follow the sort rules.

For example, the Preferences for this might look something like this.
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|__| Ignore the following initial words when sorting bookmarks
     --------------------------------------------------------
     | a,and,the                                            |
     --------------------------------------------------------

The properties for individual bookmarks might include 
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|__| Do not ignore initial word when sorting bookmarks

I'm not sure that the per-bookmark property would be necessary, and I doubt that I'd use it. I would like to be able to sort bookmarks with initial words such as articles ignored though.
No real action ever (in almost a year). I doubt the feasibility of this RFE.
(In reply to comment #1)
> No real action ever (in almost a year). I doubt the feasibility of this RFE.

Me too. Sounds like an idea for an extension (add-on), if at all.
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME INVA/WONT?]

Comment 3

8 years ago
Sounds like a L10N nightmare. =>WONTFIX. Ick.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Updated

8 years ago
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME INVA/WONT?]
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