Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
We would like to open this for a discussion. As we stated, we have already logged this as a bug, but we are interested in your opinion in the following areas:
- If you have two images/documents in the same library, how are you going to create links to them? If you create a link http://site.com/library/image.jpg, how Sitefinity will know which item to show, as there are two items with name "image" in the same library?
- We are already placing a (x) after the name of the item, where x is an integer number. The convention is the same which is used in Windows. While (x) stands for a copy, if we append _x or just x, regarding the conventions, this will stand for a different version of the same item.
Sorting - if you take a look at the items in View List mode, you will see a grid which supports sorting. You might use this for your needs.
I am going to suggest you a solution though, for the issue with the same names. You can add a custom metafield to all library types, which will be named for example "Original_Title". Then, you can create your items and use this metafield for the items title. You will still use the Title metafield (the default one), but it will act more like an identifier. Something more - you can even attach to the event, when an new item is added to the library, and set your metafields (Title, Original_title, Description etc) dynamically. You can perform a search before that to ensure there is or there is no item with such name, then set the name as you wish.
Last but not least, I checked your account and did not see any downloads of Sitefinity. If you are developer to some other account, please let us so we could update our records. We are looking forward for your reply about this and your thoughts on the proposed solutions/topic for discussion.
the Telerik team