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Why python does not allow hyphens

I modified this question's tags to correct "pyhon" to "python". However, in the revision history, it shows that I changed the title. There is no indication in the revision history that the tag was changed.

I simply clicked on "edit" on the question page, scrolled straight down to the tags, changed the tag, and clicked Save Edits, without modifying the title field.

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  • Maybe you can test if a trailing backtick in a title is somehow removed by either your browser or the server? (The tag maybe having been changed by the author within the 5-minute window, while you were trying to do the same?)
    – Arjan
    Jan 14 '10 at 16:04
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Er... what? According to revision history it was always tagged [python].

https://stackoverflow.com/revisions/2064329/list

ah, I see -- as noted in the comments, the original author edited it within the 5 minute grace period after posting. Edits in the 5 minute grace period do not count as "official" edits.

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    Maybe unless the author changed it within 5 minutes after posting, while Jeff (not you) was trying the same? 1st revision 13:27:44, Jeff's 13:31:38, another from the author at 13:32:51.
    – Arjan
    Jan 14 '10 at 16:07
  • Ahh, didn't realize there was a 5 minute grace period. That would explain the disappearing backtick too.
    – Jeff
    Jan 14 '10 at 18:17

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