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Aug 24, 2007, 8:09pm

I've got my books tagged much like the subjects, with, say 'history, Germany' and 'history, US'. If I alphabetize the tags, however, and then sort, the history books will no longer be together.

My suggestion is to have two tag delimiters, the comma and '>'. Tags separated with commas could be alphabetized, but tags separated with '>' always follow one another. They're still separate tags, but would mean that for the library view, those two tags would always follow one another for sorting purposes, regardless of alphabetical order.

Edited: Aug 24, 2007, 8:42pm

I've seen people use '>' within individual tags, perhaps trying to emulate LOC subject headings. It may be difficult choosing a delimiter (other than the comma) that isn't already used within someone's tags...

Aug 24, 2007, 9:10pm

The disadvantage of that is that you don't have access to the sub-tag. I've got books on Irish history and Irish cooking. I guess I could just use the tags: 'Irish', 'Cooking', 'History', 'Irish History' and 'Irish Cooking', but that leads to tag bloat and doesn't really solve the sorting issue. There has to be SOME punctuation, like a semicolon or tilde that either hasn't been used or has very low usage such that they can give it up for the greater good...

Aug 24, 2007, 9:35pm

Tim has stated that he is interested in implementing something called tag bundles which might solve your problem.