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As part of the cleanup on Java-EE tags, the question of whether all things Java Standard Edition should be synonymous with the tag. , and , currently are; ,.

So, should tags /,/ be synonyms of ?

There is a lot of stuff tagged on SO; much of it is for Android, Java EE, Java ME, etc. - platforms that are intersecting sets of functionality with Java SE.

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There's a feature request for putting tags "on hold" that was generated to address this issue (well, for VB-related tags, but it works just as well for Java). –  Pops Sep 28 '11 at 16:44

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My opinion is that java-se, javase, and j2se ought to be synonyms, but not synonyms of java.

Java is the whole collection, of which Java SE is but a part. As you say, "there is a lot of stuff tagged java on SO; much of it is for Android, Java EE, Java ME, etc. - platforms that are intersecting sets of functionality with Java SE."

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Yes, java-se, javase, and j2se, etc. should be synonyms of java.

SE is the standard platform and what most people associate with the term Java.

I thought I'd add this answer for those who argue to keep the status quo; I wasn't sure if the question upvotes votes indicate support for the question or not.

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Yes. I'd rather not have to "ignore tag" all of them.

, , and should be grouped together, at the very least.

They are a "subset" of , so I'm not sure if we should make them synonymous to in addition.

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just in case you're not aware of it - you can filter tags on wildcards. –  McDowell May 18 '11 at 18:38
    
@McDowell Thanks! I didn't know about it. –  muntoo May 18 '11 at 21:15

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