Re: SOLUTION TO: children downloading pornographic materials

Arnoud (galactus@htmlhelp.com)
Wed, 07 May 1997 20:40:15 +0200


From: galactus@htmlhelp.com (Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet)
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: SOLUTION TO: children downloading pornographic materials
Date: Wed, 07 May 1997 20:40:15 +0200
Message-ID: <PyMcz4uYO1hf089yn@htmlhelp.com>
Cc: abyss@mail.wincom.net

In article <199705070837.EAA16382@wincom.net>,
Marek Cerajewski <abyss@mail.wincom.net> wrote:
> This message will be sent to everyone that I believe is interested in
> curbing adolescents' access to pornography on the Internet and is
> influential enough to actually do something about it.  

Please leave the political aspects out of it, this is a technical
discussion list. Whether adolescents should have access to erotic
material or not is probably a very interesting discussion, but not
appropriate here.

And rather than inventing new HTML tags for a crude rating system,
use the PICS mechanism. This can be used to 'rate' web sites according
to any criteria, by anyone. Best of all, it's already getting
popular. As the welcome message to this list said, be sure that
what you are proposing hasn't been discussed before, and that you
have a good reason for your proposal.

> This message will
> continue to be sent until the action that I propose is taken.

Threats of mailbombing/repeated mailings will not help your cause.

<URL:http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/PICS/>

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