TMG-L ArchivesArchiver > TMG > 2002-11 > 1038529705
From: "John Cardinal" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] TMG5.04 List of Sources behaviour
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 19:28:28 -0500
> I have reported this to the developers. I think it is caused by sources that
> were deleted. TMG seems to be picking the sources without regard to the
> missing sources thus sources numbered higher than the missing source are not
> numbered correctly.
> If there is one lower numbered source missing the higher numbers are off by
> one, if two lower numbered sources are missing they are off by two etc.
> I think Sandy means "But a search for #472 gave me
> #470." but I could be wrong.
My suspicion is that TMG is using the *internal* source number when it should be
using the *external* (user visible) source number. The internal number and
external are often the same or similar, but adding and deleting sources will
produce a gap. One example: the filter could be using the internal number, so
when the user filters for "470", the program selects the source with that
*internal* number, but the *external* number is shown. Note that my theory is
consistent with results where the reported gap tends to increase as the source
number gets larger. There is no way to absolutely predict the results, though,
because it depends on the exact sequence of additions and deletions to the