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Google sites Subpage listling

In computer science and mathematics, a sorting algorithm is an algorithm that puts elements of a list in a certain order. The most-used orders are numerical order and lexicographical order.

In Google Sites, we can insert a Subpage Listing gadget, when we choose "Show sub-pages of: the current page", and "Show levels: All", this gadget will list all subpages under the current page in an order.

The problem is that the listing will automatically be sorted in lexicographical order. Now I have a book that its chapters use Roman Numbers, in the subpage listing chapter IX is put after chapter IV instead of chapter VIII:

BOOK I. Enjoyment in Untroubled Ease
BOOK II. The Adjustment of Controversies
BOOK III. Nourishing the Lord of Life
BOOK IV. Man in the World
BOOK IX. Horses's Hoofs
BOOK V. The Seal of Virtue Complete
BOOK VI. The Great and Most Honoured Master
BOOK VII. The Normal Course for Rulers and Kings
BOOK VIII. Webbed Toes

Why does Google Mail lie?

In Google Mail, when you open the Bin, there is a message:

"messages that have been in Bin for more than 30 days will be automatically deleted."

The reality is Gmail doesn't do that. My oldest mail in the bin is from autobot@hackerwatch.org, title is "Your HackerWatch ID", sent on 31/05/2005, not long after I opened my gmail account.

Why does Gmail lie?