View Full Version : M$ Dumps Smart Tags

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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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.

To REALLY screw things UP, YOU NEED a COMPUTER !

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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07-08-2001, 03:45 AM

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

To REALLY screw things UP, YOU NEED a COMPUTER !