https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=38403

--- Comment #19 from Daniel Naber <misc2...@danielnaber.de> ---
(In reply to Dan Garry from comment #17)
> (In reply to Daniel Naber from comment #15)
> > The reason Google doesn't offer sort by date is that they usually don't even
> > know the date of last modification.
> 
> That's incorrect. I will unashamedly admit that I got the idea for bug 62789
> from looking through Google's search settings to see how they address this
> problem. The definitions of "recent" that they allow are anytime, past 24
> hours, past week, past month, and past year.

Only that it doesn't work properly because they need to do a lot of guesswork
(which Wikipedia wouldn't, thanks to proper meta data). (Example for where it
doesn't work properly: search for >site:de.wikipedia.org "languagetool"< on
google.de and filter by 'last year' and see how the 'Apache OpenOffice' result
disappears from the list although it was modified recently).

BTW, "sort by date" and "sort by relevance" links *do* appear on Google once
you have limited results by date. Anyway, I don't think we should care what
Google does, the use case of web search if too different from a site-wide
search.

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