Stopping Skype Plugin Replacing Phone Numbers

We recently came across a problem on one of our websites where if a user had Skype’s browser plugins installed, all phone numbers would be replaced with their own “widget” of sorts, therefore breaking the layout:

After some browsing and head-bashing, I came across this fix which tells the Skype plugin to not replace any numbers on a webpage. Simply add the following code to your <head> section and the problem will stop occurring.

<meta name=”SKYPE_TOOLBAR” content =”SKYPE_TOOLBAR_PARSER_COMPATIBLE”/>

Very handy if you have phone numbers which are quite prominent in the website’s design, and don’t want Skype ruining it.

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