Another possible solution is to not bother encoding a "sort me"
version of the <head> at all, and use sorting software that's smart
enough to ignore "The".

Would this not run into problems if you were sorting book/article titles such as 'The The: the History of a Band' (I believe there was a band called The The), or '"The Taming of the Shrew": A Feminist Re-appraisal'?


John Young, The Newton Project, Imperial College London