The name "Angular" is used to refer to Angular 2.0 and upwards, while the name "AngularJS" refers to the old 1.x version.

We have had for some time, it has 32 questions. Recently, a separate was created, and now has two questions. In practice, there are a lot of questions tagged with that are actually about .

How do we deal with this? I see two possibilities:

  1. Try to separate the tags, retagging old and new questions so they use the correct tag. I think a lot of new questions will not use the correct tag, and it will be hard to keep the tags properly separated. This seems like a lot of work, with little reward.
  2. Make a synonym of . Less work, no incorrectly tagged questions. But off course, a little loss of specificity.

I would support #2. What do you think?

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    There seems to be precdent for #2. ssl was made a synonym of tls by none other than Jeff Atwood: security.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/582/… – Anders Oct 30 '20 at 10:37
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    Done, it's pretty straightforward - IMO it is an obvious fix. – AviD Nov 15 '20 at 22:26
  • @AviD You made angular a synonym of angularjs. Could we have it the other way around, so the main tag is the name currently in use? Not a big deal either way, but if its simple to fix. – Anders Nov 16 '20 at 9:44
  • the main tag is angularjs, which had substantially more questions than angular. I also think it makes more sense, to be more explicit with the js framework bit. Honestly I think angular-js would have been even better, but at that point I lazied out ;-) – AviD Nov 17 '20 at 13:21
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    @AviD The framework is no longer called angularjs, just angular. But we are bikeshedding this already! :-) Thanks for the help! – Anders Nov 17 '20 at 17:31

I support Nr. 2.

I think that questions about AngularJS 1.x can just differentiate themselves by mentioning that it's specifically about the obsolete version 1.x.

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