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I was looking at jQuery related tags and noticed the last two major versions account for five separate tags: jquery1.3 (32), jquery1.4 (18), jquery1.3.2 (8), jquery-1.3.2 (4) and jquery-1.4 (3)

Since the Official repository of tag synonyms seems to the product-x.y format, I would suggest merging into jquery-1.3 and jquery-1.4, but I wanted to open for discussion. Also, should this be added to the tag synonyms list?

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Update: I removed the -> synonym, since this was backwards compared to most other thing-major.minor tag formats. Also I reversed my earlier analysis (left below for reference), the questions (< 10) tagged with the jQuery minor-minor releases just didn't justify keeping those tags, they're now under .

Also, I added a reverse synonym in place, -> which is the correct version format for tags.


I would recommend against merging the minor releases, there are issues in each release, for example a common question is about the change event not bubbling in IE (causing .live('change', func) breaks). This issue is specific to 1.4.1 and fixed in 1.4.2 (along with many event questions).

I would recommend mapping:

Personally I would leave the minor releases intact, this would result in jquery-1.3, jquery-1.3.2, jquery 1.4, jquery 1.4.1, and jquery 1.4.2.

That being said, leaving only jquery-1.3 and jquery-1.4 wouldn't be all that bad, but the vast majority of questions aren't tagged with a version at all (something I'll start doing in future edits).


Update: I moved the jquery1.x.x tags to jquery-1.x.x to at least normalize the formatting for now, there are still a number of jquery1.3 and jquery1.4 out there that need a bulk retag.

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Why would we merge jquery14 with jquery1.4? I thought we wanted to keep major releases separate. – devinb Jul 19 '10 at 18:50
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@devinb - jQuery14 is 1.4...1.4 is the latest release, there's no jQuery 14 out there :) – Nick Craver Jul 19 '10 at 18:53
    
I see your point about minor versions affecting the question, but doesn't this better fit in the question text and not the tag? – Kevin Hakanson Jul 25 '10 at 3:17
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@Kevin - I don't think so, my opinion again of course...when I see certain issues I would immediately recognize the issue as a known bug in that version, I would tag questions with those issues with that minor version as well...to indicate it's specific to jQuery-1.4.1 Often the issue doesn't apply to jQuery-1.4 overall, and most people being on the latest (of 1.4 users) wouldn't be affected. That being said, I may be one of 5 people max that this really helps, if it doesn't help anyone else to find answers then let's cleanup/combine them, and leave the minor versions out. – Nick Craver Jul 25 '10 at 12:26
    
If there's only two jquery14 questions out there, is it necessary to put in a merge/synonym? Would it not be simpler to just retag them by hand? – TRiG is Timothy Richard Green Jun 21 '12 at 16:05

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