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I suggest combining tags and

Also there is another one: . It's different though. However, it might be confused with the aforementioned two. Maybe it should be renamed into canonical answer as per its wiki.

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Those tags shouldn't even exist. canonical is a meta tag, per this blog post –  Robert Harvey Jan 25 '13 at 23:07
    
@RobertHarvey, see my answer. –  Lance Roberts Jan 26 '13 at 6:39
    
@Geo, job done (what I could do), see the edit to my answer. –  Lance Roberts Feb 19 '13 at 4:28

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is an appropriate tag for its use.

Canonicalization (c14n) is specific computer science term that should stay its own tag. I've added a tag-wiki (could be done better) to it.

Robert is right that the tag-wiki entry for shows it to be a meta-tag. I imagine someone is using that to try and label canonical answers, like this latest question talks about. Since there is no process for that yet, it going to be arbitrary, but maybe the Team needs to make a decision on how to handle "canonical" answers before we get rid of it.

EDIT: I've gone through and most of the ones I fixed were about the URL tag (or pages), so I've retagged them . There have been a few that shouldn't have had the tag for any reason, and a few that should have had . I've flagged for a moderator to create the synonym, and they have. I'll also go through the questions and convert those that should be to .

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