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Artist Sort

Postby SenorSmartyPants » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:50 pm

I'm attempting to do some work on the Ampache Subsonic API. Ampache currently strips prefixes from artist names, so "The B-52's" becomes "B-52's" in the xml from the api. I altered this to include the prefix in the generated XML like this.

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<subsonic-response xmlns="" type="ampache" version="1.13.0" status="ok">
  <indexes lastModified="1477568636000">
    <index name="B">
      <artist id="100000159" name="The B-52's"/>
      <artist id="100000140" name="Beastie Boys"/>
      <artist id="100000133" name="The Beatles"/>
      <artist id="100000153" name="Beck"/>

But DSub resorts this to put "The B-52's" and "The Beatles" into the T's and not the B's.

Could this be changed so DSub just displays the XML in the order it was passed?
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Re: Artist Sort

Postby daneren2005 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:30 pm

As part of the indexes metadata Subsonic passes "ignoredArticles" which contains a list of words like "the" which should be ignored for sorting purposes.
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Re: Artist Sort

Postby SenorSmartyPants » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:45 pm


I'm adding proper ignoreArticles into the xml response from Ampache.
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