In Stack Overflow should questions tagged as also be tagged as .

I believe NOT, because questions tagged should be searched by people looking to find solutions for problems relating to html itself, for example:

  1. how to put image in center of html page?

However, questions like the following ones pertain to parsing an HTML document in a certain programming language:

  1. How do you parse and process HTML/XML in PHP?
  2. Values of <td></td> is not returned using HtmlUnit

These questions are in my view rightly not tagged as . However the following question was tagged as both a couple of days ago when I removed it:

  1. Regex to match 2 html tags in 1 HTML file

However, one of my former colleague disagrees with me on this. His point is that it is related to also. He has 3 times as much reputation as mine, so I thought of putting this in front of the masters.

What is your view on this?

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    If you ask me, I'd be more concerned about questions tagged [regex][html-parsing] than questions tagged [html][html-parsing]. – BoltClock's a Unicorn Jun 26 '12 at 12:17
  • What's the harm? – user102937 Jun 27 '12 at 22:15
  • @RobertHarvey: The harm is with searchability OR in appropriate results appearing in searches. Its also that someone might have lost a lot of votes on a particular tag, when I removed it. – Ozair Kafray Jun 28 '12 at 5:24

Please don't remove people's tags if they are relevant.

If someone is asking about [html-parsing], and they add the [html] tag to it, the [html] tag is relevant (the question pertains to HTML).

We don't make people remove the [c#] tag if their question also has the [c#-4.0] tag, nor should we. The [c#] tag is where we go for all things C#.

  • Though, there is a difference between the relationship between C# and C#4.0 tags and the relationship between the html and html-parsing tags. As in C#-4.0 is a subset of C#, but practically speaking html and html-parsing are closely related, or at least closer than C++ parsing and developing in C++. So, I take this answer. – Ozair Kafray Jun 29 '12 at 5:59

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