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I added a tag for state preservation and restoration, a technique in iOS to save and reload app state (tab number, scroll position, etc). I named the tag . There is no main class for this function, it's sprinkled among different classes, so there was no "UIStatePreservation" that I could pin the tag to. There is already an "application-state" tag which is used with android, .net and other things, which people have been using to refer to iOS state restoration.

What's the best way to make a tag like this more technology-specific, or should I just leave it as is?

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I would think to be a sufficiently generic tag that doesn't require further specialization. The fact that you want to restore it is just a small subset of the related functionality - it's not like we also have tags for , , etc., those all belong under the generic category.

Once a tag becomes specific to a single unique operation it doesn't present added value to the contents of the question itself anymore.

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I'm not really trying to differentiate between the general topic of "application state" and it's specific subset "state restoration". In iOS you can save state in a custom way (without any help from the OS, just saving variables to disk manually) or you can use specific methods from the Framework, newly introduced in iOS 6. That's what I want to specify. Currently, finding all questions about the new methods isn't easy. The only way is to search for something like restorationIdentifier (an iOS property), but that doesn't encompass everything. –  nevan king May 28 '13 at 14:51

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