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Fwd: RE: Historical sorting in the online Historical Thesaurus of English

From: David Kendal <me@dpk.io>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 15:59:38 +0100
To: www-archive@w3.org
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> From: arts-thesauri <arts-thesauri@glasgow.ac.uk>
> Subject: RE: Historical sorting in the online Historical Thesaurus of English
> Date: 9 April 2014 15:12:33 BST
> To: 'David Kendal' <me@dpk.io>
> Cc: arts-thesauri <arts-thesauri@glasgow.ac.uk>
> 
> Hi
> 
> Many thanks for pointing this out. It wasn't a change of policy but a simple fault in the system. I think you should find that chronological order has been restored, but if there are any problems please get back to us.
> 
> Best wishes
> 
> Christian Kay
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Kendal [mailto:me@dpk.io] 
> Sent: 03 April 2014 04:24
> To: arts-thesauri
> Cc: www-archive@w3.org
> Subject: Historical sorting in the online Historical Thesaurus of English
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I believe the online version of the HTE used to order the words in categories historically, as it should being a *historical* thesaurus. It now seems to sort alphabetically, e.g. <http://historicalthesaurus.arts.gla.ac.uk/category/?id=128551>
> 
> Even if this was not the case and the online version always sorted alphabetically, could historical sorting be enabled? That's kind of the point of a thesaurus on historical principles ...
> 
> (I can appreciate that alphabetic sort may be useful in some cases, so perhaps the sort style could be made an option?)
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> dpk
> 


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