Does the tag mean normalize.css, does it mean normalizing text (ó -> o), the Normalizer::normalize function in PHP or something else?

Maybe someone who has enough privileges could split it into smaller tags?

NOTE: This question was posted before the tag wiki was submitted.

My proposal

We could have tags like:

Retag the retaggable questions to the appropriate tag.

And then...



What do you think?

  • 6
    There is also vector normalization in math/graphic. And database normalization (which has a tag of its own).
    – nhahtdh
    Jul 25 '12 at 14:28
  • 1
    Oh great, one of the few times I can remember when a tag wiki would actually serve its stated purpose -- Rules 3 and 4, "Concentrate on what a tag means to your community" and "Provide basic guidance on when to use the tag" -- and there isn't one.
    – Pops
    Jul 26 '12 at 14:47
  • Someone submitted wiki for these. Don't know how to deal with it, though.
    – nhahtdh
    Jul 26 '12 at 15:08
  • ive started normalize.css Aug 2 '12 at 16:37
  • @DanielA.White it got deleted Aug 5 '12 at 13:05
  • seems like i am going to waste my bounty :( Aug 9 '12 at 13:18

It's hard to see how the could get a clarification, it related with so much usage depending on the subject at hand, but...

What exactly is normalize:

to bring or make into the normal state

to bring into conformity with a standard

So, as to normalize the , one could have it being used for the purpose of the true meaning of the word, the normalization of something.

Any language-specific topic requiring a "normalize" would have to be prefixed with something:


Database normalization -> (already in use)

Function normalize() from language xpto ->

Propose for a tag wiki excerpt:

Use this tag for questions where you're talking about bringing or returning something to a normal condition or state.

  • Exactly what I had in my mind. But maybe the normalize tag should be burninated Aug 9 '12 at 18:04

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