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[Bug 10904] <video> element needs to support some form of parental control solution

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--- Comment #10 from Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com> 2011-01-24 11:40:07 UTC ---
Let's not get sidetracked discussing parenting philosophy, shall we? No matter
what we think about the issue, <video> is the wrong place to solve this on, and
it makes no sense for HTML as a whole either. There is virtually no incentive
for publishers to mark up their content as being unsuitable for certain
audiences, so they won't.

A more likely solution to this kind of problem is along the lines of
ad-blockers or fraud/malware protection such as
http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/fraud/. Both rely on huge
databases of evil URL patterns or similar, requiring no cooperation from
publishers of the targeted content. If you think this is an awesome idea, you
should lobby browser vendors, not the HTML WG.

Without some concrete idea about how you would solve this technically *in
HTML*, I assume the chairs won't allow this to be escalated to an ISSUE...

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