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  • 'Untagged' is now clear – Chenmunka Nov 5 '13 at 13:17
  • HTML5 adds various things like the <audio> and <video> tags, which I can see people asking about problems with from an end-user perspective. – Compro01 Nov 14 '13 at 2:17
  • Why wouldn't we cover that under "HTML"? We don't have tags for other versions of HTML. – ale Nov 14 '13 at 13:37
  • I would imagine that we don't have tags for other versions of HTML because the previous version is almost 14 years old, so it can safely be assumed that if one talks about just "HTML", they mean "HTML 4.01". – Compro01 Nov 14 '13 at 15:56
  • Still and all, I don't think we need to distinguish between them on a site about Android. A site like Stack Overflow, sure. Heck, I'm not sure we even need the HTML tag. – ale Nov 14 '13 at 16:17
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    Since we are not on a developer site, I think we can change all "html" and "htmlx" tagged questions to "browser" since it will be a browser problem (or a programming problem and so it doesn't belong here). – Matthieu Harlé Nov 18 '13 at 14:43
  • Macros is now clear – Chenmunka Nov 18 '13 at 19:35
  • Untagged is clear again. – hichris123 Nov 29 '13 at 21:43
  • "Untagged" always comes back. – ale Dec 2 '13 at 16:48

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