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As per John's suggestion, edited to a request for a tag synonym:

I would like to propose that be a synonym for . Although is clearly the more popular of the two, the idea of using such a generic word to tag something far more specific doesn't sound quite right.

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It sounds to me like you want a tag synonym. If I were you, I would read up on those and edit this question (shouldn't take much) to be more of a "Can we put a synonym here?" than a "What should we do here?" –  John Nov 5 '11 at 3:48
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I personally don’t like tags that have a generic meaning in programming to be tied to a particular technology. When I think of canvas, I don’t think of HTML. –  Bavarious Nov 5 '11 at 4:05
    
@John I hadn't heard of tag synonyms. That's exactly what I was looking for - thanks. –  Aaron Dufour Nov 5 '11 at 11:31
    
@Bavarious I agree - the canvas tag seems to be misused fairly often, probably for this reason. I think inappropriately-tagged questions would be more likely to be retagged appropriately if canvas synonymed to html5-canvas. –  Aaron Dufour Nov 5 '11 at 11:32
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I see that the canvas wiki explicitly states that it's for the HTML5 version. I think this is wrong. –  ChrisF Nov 5 '11 at 11:48
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I've updated the tag wiki to make it more generic for now. –  ChrisF Nov 5 '11 at 12:01
    
@ChrisF - I still can see no difference between [canvas] and [html5-canvas] description on stackoverflow.com –  shabunc Jun 27 '12 at 15:32
    
@shabunc - it was changed back - stackoverflow.com/posts/3625324/revisions - not long after I changed it. It's still wrong and needs updating again. I don't have the time right now to do it. –  ChrisF Jun 27 '12 at 21:59
    
@ChrisF, the thing is that de-facto [canvas] and [html5-canvas] questions are exactly identical, so even if tag will be edited again, it won't change anything. Moreover, people will keep tagging questions about canvas without distinction between 'canvas in wide sense' and 'canvas in html5'. So, really, I think it's better to merge this tags. –  shabunc Jun 28 '12 at 7:17
    
@shabunc - I agree. However, I'm not active enough in these tags to propose the synonym. –  ChrisF Jun 28 '12 at 7:47
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