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What is the tag called in Meta Tags that allows a shorter url?

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I am drawing a blank!  What is the tag called in Meta Tags that allows a shorter url?    

For example:  
http://www.mywebsite.biz/Watches/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1293
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http://www.mywebsite.biz/Watches/index.php?product_id=1293

Thanks for your help!

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You probably want mod-rewrite; it's not a meta tag but it is commonly used to make memorable URLs.  There are other meta tags that might be useful to you, including <link rel="canonical" /> and there is <base href="..." />.  There are URL shortening services, like bit.ly, too.
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