Just say ‘NO’ to Smart Tags

Posted by hornlo on June 13th, 2001 filed in Old-Posts

Just say ‘NO’ to Smart Tags

While the idea in itself is not bad, this article at ZDNet should give you a good demonstration of why you should NOT want Microsoft (or any other company) to have such power to figuratively “modify” a web page. I place the links I want on my pages; I don’t want any particular company to automatically add links for me.

My intention is to use the META tag, once (if) Microsoft announces it, to disable Smart Tags on my web pages.

If I get the time, I’ll add more to this once things settle down a little.

2001-06-25
Brief update. Apparently the meta tag is:

    <meta name="MSSmartTagsPreventParsing" content="TRUE">

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