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Re: web architecture and safe content

From: Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net>
Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 11:58:59 +0200
Message-Id: <0E3290B7-36BC-416B-B049-9512544551D2@la-grange.net>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
To: Mukul Gandhi <gandhi.mukul@gmail.com>

Le 11 oct. 2009 à 08:56, Mukul Gandhi a écrit :
> I feel, a preferences like, "SafeSearch Filtering" must be part of W3C
> web architecture (or perhaps some kind of search engine guidelines).

What is "Safe" is very dependent on one's culture.
Example: a singer nipple on stage made a big mess in USA when it would  
not have raised any eyebrows in some european countries.
Many examples can be chosen for language level, political ideas, etc.

It is then almost impossible to label photos in a binary safe or not  
safe way. There are many types of safe or non safe which depends on  
the individual and one's community. Maybe a better option would be to  
develop community trust mechanisms. One's would rely on his/her  
community notion of safe URIs (system of shared bookmarking etc.) That  
would make an interesting semantic Web project.

POWDER is an attempt at that, labeling web pages.
see http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/NOTE-powder-primer-20090901/

Karl Dubost
Montréal, QC, Canada
Received on Sunday, 11 October 2009 09:59:04 UTC

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