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Can Anyone please explain what is

<meta name="ignore-whitespace" content="False">

for and how does it affect SEO ?

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    That's a non-standard tag probably used by some software. It has no effect on SEO. – John Conde Nov 18 '16 at 13:59
  • So what is the use of it ? – Black Mamba Nov 18 '16 at 14:02
  • Beats me. You'll have the find out what software uses it to find out its purpose. – John Conde Nov 18 '16 at 14:34
  • I'm guessing a microsoft program of some sorts? But I'd suggest removing useless tags like this when actually publishing your pages online in order to prevent guests from using excessive bandwidth for a tiny page. – Mike Nov 19 '16 at 2:17
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    Most likely due to versioning similar to GitHub that you can setup to ignore whitespace changes. It'd be helpful if you share the URL in question. – Simon Hayter Nov 19 '16 at 11:55
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A quick search and sampling of Google results shows that this partiicular meta tag shows up a large number of times on BitBucket pages as well as on pages that use the Java Platform's DocumentBuilderFactory. Not sure if you are using either to be honest but this is more to point out that this particular meta is used by more than one type of software system.

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