The civil-legal-system tag is described as:
Civil law is a legal system based on a codified set of principles that serve as the primary source of law. Not to be confused with [civil law] claims, which will often fall under [common-law].
Is this the same as what I'd call "civil code", the non-common-law system used in Europe, Québec, Louisiana, etc.?
If so, the description should be more explicit about it (or changed to "civil-code").
If not, what is the appropriate tag for this?
(Also, the intended use of brackets in the description isn't obvious.)
UPDATE: I see that I'm not the only one misled by the civil-law tag:
- How large is the difference in the amount of reading needed to become familiar with the law in common vs civil law countries? - Law Stack Exchange
- How can we reconcile the fact that common law, relative to civil law, give judges more power in interpreting law but less power in guiding trials? - Law Stack Exchange
One is from three days ago, and the other from today. I imagine that this is a very common occurrence, which someone must be continually cleaning up.
Even worse, people will naturally search for common-law civil-law when they want to find questions about the relationship between Common Law and Civil Law, and they will fail to find most of the questions.
The civil-law tag really is misleading.
"common-law" and "civil-law" look far too much like complementary tags, and it's unlikely that most people are going to notice that "civil-law" isn't what they think it is.