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Bailey
07-01-2001, 10:30 AM
According to this InternetWeek (http://www.internetweek.com/story/INW20010628S0004) article, Microsoft has bowed to pressure and ditched its plans to include so-called "smart tags" in upcoming versions of IE and Windows XP.

This doesn't look like the end of smart tags. It looks like more of a delay to me.

Any thoughts?



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Rick
07-04-2001, 02:50 AM
It may be delayed in IE and Win XP.
But isn't it still included in Office XP?

M$ is in the media spot light to much to implement these things.
But you can be sure they will bring it back.

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Paleo Pete
07-08-2001, 01:17 AM
Here's an update on the same story, Smart Tags Round Two (http://www.internetweek.com/transtoday01/ttoday061801.htm)

It's beginning to sound like an interesting dabate...where's the popcorn?

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Rick
07-08-2001, 03:45 AM
Pete

What I see as the most likely use for these things is web advertisers.
What is that little pop up about a web cam that I keep seeing in the weather pages.
With tags enabled a spammer could link a page about Cad/Cam to those little POS units.

Think about your guide and data base having smart tags added by a MS bot or IE 6x
So every time the word Microsoft or windows appears the user would be sent into the MS net or knowledge base .
Effectively bypassing your work.

If it can be abused the advertising community on the web will abuse it.
As will MS to their advantage

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