SSL was renamed into TLS long ago. Some people still continue using term SSL when referring to it though actually it's TLS.

Do you think that it's a good idea to rename tag ssl into tls?


From the Wikipedia TLS page:

TLS is an IETF standards track protocol, last updated in RFC 5246, and is based on the earlier SSL specifications developed by Netscape Communications

TLS 1.2 is the current version, which is based on SSL 3.0

For all practical purposes, TLS 1.2 and SSL 3 are treated as interchangeable, but as earlier versions are still in use, I don't think a tag synonym is appropriate.

  • Do you think it might be necessary or practical to have per-version tags for SSL? – Iszi Jun 11 '12 at 13:06
  • @Iszi Currently too few questions ask about specifics of versions of TLS or SSL. Thus version tags aren't needed – Andrei Botalov Jun 11 '12 at 13:20
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    The ssl and tls tags are already synonyms. What surprises me is that https is also included in this group. Perhaps also of interest: meta.stackexchange.com/q/131414/148833 – Bruno Jun 11 '12 at 13:35

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