In spite of our best efforts, we still get daily questions about web application development.
Obviously, people don't read. Part of the problem may be that some of the tags that a web app developer would expect to use exist here and, in general, have very poor usage guidance. (See also: Tag Excerpt (guidance) improvement project)
Others, not so much. For instance, database only has
System that handles large amounts of data in an organised fashion
There's no guidance there at all. Further, what database question could possibly be on-topic at Web Apps? Most questions are already closed as off-topic (or should be), are about Google Sheets as a database, or are just mis-tagged.
Similar is html:
Markup language used to create the layout of most web pages.
Still, no usage guidance. Unfortunately, there are a few places where using the tag makes seems to make sense: How to get HTML to render in a Google Doc, or in YouTube comments, for instance. But it's also used inappropriately on a bunch of others.
So, my question is multi-layered:
- What other tags, due to their lack of usage guidance, seem to be implicitly signaling that development/programming questions are on-topic?
- Do those tags make sense to even exist here?
- For those that make sense to stay, how can we improve their wiki excerpt?
htmlwas a meta tag, then in the good example you gave they would have to select the
google-documentstag first, then attach the
htmltag for clarification. An improper question about HTML couldn't just use the
htmltag solo. If I understand meta tags correctly, couldn't some of the tags here, such as