I think that if you were able to use one and not the other then it would okay to not synonymize the to .

But it just doesn't seem like we need both of these tags. I think that we should merge or synonymize them to each other.

Pros and cons please?

You use and to create the , so this is rather redundant, it's kind of like having and .


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I think that tags are useful even if one tag is a subset of another. For example, on Stack Overflow, there is the tag , but there are also its subsets: , , , . But this does not make such tags useless (for example, I am subscribed to , but not to the other subtags or the supertag).

So, I don't see any reason why the two tags should be synonymized, since they are no synonyms.

  • \$\begingroup\$ jQuery-ui isn't a version of jQuery, C#-5.0 is a version of C# \$\endgroup\$
    – Malachi Mod
    Nov 25, 2013 at 16:14
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Malachi Sure, but if I understand your argument, you're saying “jQuery-ui is a subset of jQuery, so it's a useless tag”. I'm saying “C#-5.0 is a subset of C#, but it's also a useful tag, so your argument isn't valid”. When I say “subset” I don't mean “version”, I mean “whenever you use the sub-tag, the super-tag is also valid”. \$\endgroup\$
    – svick
    Nov 25, 2013 at 16:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ your subset (C#-5.0) defines rules in the code, jquery-ui doesn't define any rules, it's the same code. \$\endgroup\$
    – Malachi Mod
    Nov 25, 2013 at 16:23
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Malachi AFAIK, jQuery UI is a library built on top of jQuery. So it's not the same code. \$\endgroup\$
    – svick
    Nov 25, 2013 at 16:25
  • \$\begingroup\$ I hear that argument, and will look into it. \$\endgroup\$
    – Malachi Mod
    Nov 25, 2013 at 16:26
  • \$\begingroup\$ looks like it is a completely different framework. \$\endgroup\$
    – Malachi Mod
    Nov 25, 2013 at 16:29

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