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In Stackoverflow there is this tag, already both in use for the smartphone brand as for the File Extension, yet undefined in the wiki.

IMHO it should be assigned to the File Extension, but then the the tag would be wrong on all other questions already assigned to.

What is the best way to deal with this specific tag?

update: tag-wiki entry accepted, above information for reference only.

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please use [tag:tagname] markup when referring to tags – Jeff Atwood Jul 3 '11 at 9:59
Thanks for fixing that ;) – Caspar Kleijne Jul 3 '11 at 10:02
up vote 3 down vote accepted

If you don't like the idea of one tag having multiple meanings, then it seems the best course of action is to use to refer to the file extension. That tag is already being used for this purpose (by a few questions), and according to the MSDN article you linked, that's the full version of the name:

For Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 and later, HTML Components (HTCs) provide a mechanism to implement components in script as Dynamic HTML (DHTML) behaviors.

There's not much of an alternative for the smartphone brand, as HTC is now the official name of the company. It looks like it used to be "High Tech Computer Corporation", but they've dropped that. It's hard to imagine a better name for that tag.

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So I have some work to do and retag all the appropriate HTC's to html-components, and update the HTC-tag-Wiki? – Caspar Kleijne Jul 3 '11 at 9:38
@Caspar: I mean, I assume so. There's no magical way to solve the problem. You can't create a tag synonym, or have a moderator merge the tags, since htc is currently applied to different types of questions. Someone is going to have to go in by hand and figure out which questions actually should have which tags. – Cody Gray Jul 3 '11 at 11:38
I have no problems with that ;) – Caspar Kleijne Jul 3 '11 at 15:56

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