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web architecture and safe content

From: Mukul Gandhi <gandhi.mukul@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 12:26:59 +0530
Message-ID: <7870f82e0910102356t18bf5b77rbf0ccb39d98221a2@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-tag@w3.org
Hi all,
  I have been thinking about this subject for a while, and thought of
writing about it here, to see if anyone on W3C TAG member list is
interested in this topic.

  I like the following Google search engine preferences page:

We can simply set some search preferences here, and the Google search
engine obeys these preferences very well.
I particularly found the preference, "SafeSearch Filtering" quite
useful. We can set these preferences, without logging into Google
account, and that looks nice to me. These preference settings must be
made separately on each different web browser, installed on the same

I feel, a preferences like, "SafeSearch Filtering" must be part of W3C
web architecture (or perhaps some kind of search engine guidelines).
All search engines must provide such an option, else they should be
considered non-compliant to exist on web.

I could not see this option in Yahoo search engine. I couldn't look at
other search engines.

Since web impacts society as whole, I feel there should be some
mechanism of enforcing such standards, which affect some people's

I even wrote a blog post, somewhat relate to this topic (ref,

Any comments please, on this topic?

Mukul Gandhi
Received on Sunday, 11 October 2009 06:57:54 UTC

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