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Re: web architecture and safe content

From: Mukul Gandhi <gandhi.mukul@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 15:58:33 +0530
Message-ID: <7870f82e0910110328g2311b445qbe7bbdbc168dc187@mail.gmail.com>
To: Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
I am currently not debating, what is good or what is bad to see on
internet. Something good for me, could be bad for somebody else. This
is also true between people in a single country.

But differences of thoughts, doesn't mean we can put anything on a
public medium (a web in this case) and have it accessible to all. As
we can see, a preference page like I cited on Google's search engine,
can help us control what we want to see in web search results.
Perhaps, W3C might develop guidelines for search engine behaviour,
keeping in view the world perspective.

I don't like good and bad content sitting side by side on the web. I
have some ideas, how this problem can be solved. One solution could
be, I think it's good if we can have 3 kinds of ISP subscription
systems:

1. No content restriction (this is like the present web)
2. Content, not having adult pages (this is good for kids and students)
3. Only adult content

We should be able to subscribe to any of these ISP subscription plans.
Currently, I think ISPs all around the world, offer only option 1.

On Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 3:28 PM, Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net> wrote:
>
> 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



-- 
Regards,
Mukul Gandhi
Received on Sunday, 11 October 2009 10:29:28 GMT

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