Per User:Nick_Moyes and @TheDJ at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Topic:V6nknm0p8uc8mtao people who read Wikipedia articles on their mobile devices are unable to sort tables, even when the tables are marked as sortable in the wikitext.
|Resolved||Peter.ovchyn||T257265 enable mediawiki.page.ready in Minerva|
|Open||ovasileva||T111565 Enable collapsible templates (including infoboxes) on mobile|
|Open||None||T182047 Modernise metadata table collapsible|
|Resolved||TheDJ||T194451 Make the tablesorter CSS not expand the width of unsortable columns|
|Resolved||TheDJ||T195049 Remove animations from jquery.makeCollapsible|
|Open||None||T199931 Auto-collapse the Wikidata Infobox when browsing Commons on Mobile|
|Open||None||T124168 Show Navbox templates in mobile skins|
|Open||None||T179598 New responsive design for old Navboxes|
|Invalid||None||T179597 Clever way to have 10 links instead of 100-1000 without any serious work|
|Open||None||T257127 "Global account info" looks sortable on mobile but isn't|
|Open||None||T233340 Add sortability to sortable tables for readers of the mobile web site|
- Mentioned In
- T258421: Adding row categories/tags to tables that enable filtering displayed rows
T258417: Add "add table entry" and "edit row" for the wikitext editors as well as "edit with VisualEditor" functions to tables for simplyifing editing tables
T258382: Fix the display of tables on mobile (responsive web design: when the user taps on a table rotate the screen for a fullscreen view)
T111565: Enable collapsible templates (including infoboxes) on mobile
- Mentioned Here
- T181452: Add sortability to tables with "sortable" class in the Android app
T232046: As a reader using the iOS app I would like to be able to sort tables
The mw-collapsible code and the sortable code are currently tightly coupled - so enabling sortable requires enabling the other as well. We could modify core to make it possible to do one without the other.
Updated permalink with my second on the request for mobile sortability: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)&oldid=1004345968#Sortable_tables_on_mobile
May I change the priority to high? This is very disappointing that mobile users are *still* unable to make use of what article authors want readers to be able to do.
The glorious implementation of Template:Static row numbers has finally allowed the easy addition of fixed, static row numbers as an integrated column on any table.
The only problem is that the lack of sortable tables in the mobile view causes a slight problem in mobile view only. Without some weird CSS magic in the template CSS the number "1" starts in the header cell. Instead of the topmost data cell where it should start.
This only occurs in mobile view when class=sortable is used on the table. It doesn't occur in mobile if the class is not used.
For example tables, links, and explanatory notes see:
*User:Timeshifter/Sandbox144 - Click the desktop and mobile view links at the bottom of the page.
In no case is there a problem in desktop view. For discussion and more technical details see:
*Template talk:Static row numbers/styles.css
With my very limited understanding of CSS I gather that the knowledge of this CSS tweaking, and the need for it, may help in fixing the problems in adding sortability in mobile view.