Resolution: Won't Fix
Affects Version/s: 2.8.0
Fix Version/s: None
Component/s: Messages Tool
Previous Issue Keys:SAK-20975, MSGCNTR-554
I'm a Sakai user at the Naval Postgraduate School, and I found a difference in the way two tools sort strings.
1. Using the Messages tool, message titles were sorted using alphabetical sort (eg, "United States" comes before "USA", since 'n' comes before 'u' in the alphabet; capital letters and lower-case letters are treated the same).
2. Under the Resources tool, folder titles were sorted using lexical sort (eg, "USA" comes before "United States" but after "UNITED STATES"; capital letters take priority over alphabetical order).
Of course, different tools have different developers who use different sort algorithms. However, this can confuse end users who have to compare lists under two separate tools. The Sakai Project should standardize on one or the other to avoid confusing users. Also, it makes the final product look a little slapdash.
Marked as "trivial" since this doesn't hinder my ability to do my job at all.