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The tag has no tag wiki/excerpt and 19 questions about various topics. Since Stack Exchange doesn't work over HTTP anymore for quite a while now, isn't it time to burninate this tag? I see some questions which should receive the / tag, for others might be more appropriate.

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  • Links can still be HTTP I suppose, but then again, HTTPS would work just as well for those I presume. – Maarten Bodewes Apr 5 '20 at 0:45
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Links can still be HTTP I suppose, but then again, HTTPS would work just as well for those I presume, if it is about insecure / secure.

More importantly, anything to do with HTTP - the protocol - might still warrant the tag. If there are any bugs in that then I'd expect . HTTPS is nothing more than HTTP over TLS after all. There are quite a few questions about that (HTTP headers, HTTP error codes) etc. Tagging bugs in the HTTP protocol as doesn't make much sense to me; that's about implementation, not architecture.

Of course, I'd imagine that the low number of questions is a problem, and if we go this way then the tag should get a description.

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  • Ah, you mean like this one. Perhaps we could use a separate tag for that, one that is less likely to be chosen? I get the feeling that most users don't read tag descriptions at all ... – Glorfindel Apr 5 '20 at 9:20
  • There are questions mentioning HTTP results as well, and such, but yes, that was the first one that I saw. I cannot think of a better tag name than http for HTTP related questions to be honest. If tag descriptions are not read than that's an issue in itself - I'm not sure we should fix it by mucking with the tag names. – Maarten Bodewes Apr 5 '20 at 11:29

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