Does the tag mean normalize.css, does it mean normalizing text (ó -> o), the Normalizer::normalize function in PHP or something else?

Maybe someone who has enough privileges could split it into smaller tags?


NOTE: This question was posted before the tag wiki was submitted.


My proposal

We could have tags like:

Retag the retaggable questions to the appropriate tag.

And then...

BURNINATE!!!

BURNINATE THE TAG!!!


What do you think?

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There is also vector normalization in math/graphic. And database normalization (which has a tag of its own). –  nhahtdh Jul 25 '12 at 14:28
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Oh great, one of the few times I can remember when a tag wiki would actually serve its stated purpose -- Rules 3 and 4, "Concentrate on what a tag means to your community" and "Provide basic guidance on when to use the tag" -- and there isn't one. –  Pops Jul 26 '12 at 14:47
    
Someone submitted wiki for these. Don't know how to deal with it, though. –  nhahtdh Jul 26 '12 at 15:08
    
ive started normalize.css –  Daniel A. White Aug 2 '12 at 16:37
    
@DanielA.White it got deleted –  Anish Gupta Aug 5 '12 at 13:05
    
seems like i am going to waste my bounty :( –  Anish Gupta Aug 9 '12 at 13:18
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It's hard to see how the could get a clarification, it related with so much usage depending on the subject at hand, but...

What exactly is normalize:

to bring or make into the normal state

to bring into conformity with a standard

So, as to normalize the , one could have it being used for the purpose of the true meaning of the word, the normalization of something.

Any language-specific topic requiring a "normalize" would have to be prefixed with something:

e.g.,

Database normalization -> (already in use)

Function normalize() from language xpto ->


Propose for a tag wiki excerpt:

Use this tag for questions where you're talking about bringing or returning something to a normal condition or state.

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Exactly what I had in my mind. But maybe the normalize tag should be burninated –  Anish Gupta Aug 9 '12 at 18:04
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