[thelist] ms smart tags?

Ken Schaefer ken at adOpenStatic.com
Wed Nov 19 05:52:31 CST 2003

From: "Brian Cummiskey" <brian at hondaswap.com>
Subject: [thelist] ms smart tags?

: I recent saw the following in the head of a site:
: <meta name="MSSmartTagsPreventParsing" content="true" />
: can anyone offer some enlightenment on what this is? pros? cons?

Whoa - a quick way to start a religious debate! :-)

Before the inevitable responses concerning the evilness of smart-tags,
here's a practical use (it's a very ugly site - I have nothing to do with


If you use IE, and have Office, you will see the dates underlined. Move your
cursor over the underline. A little box pops-up. Click it to get options
(including adding the event to your Outlook Caledar).

Basically SmartTags are a way of embedding options/information into
documents (and webpages), that allow other users of Office (and IE) to get
this additional information.

Obviously this of most use in an internal/intranet type scenario.


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