Phone Number Detection in Mobile Safari

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Mobile Safari is chalk full of great features, one of them being the ability to detect phone numbers and turn them into links, allowing the user to tap the link and either call the number or add it to their address book.  There may be some cases where you don't want this functionality to kick in, so here's how you can prevent it:

<meta name="format-detection" content="telephone=no">

This special META tag prevents phone number detection in Mobile Safari.  The "yes" value would obviously enable phone number detection.  Just a quick tip I thought I'd pass on!

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