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Re: KidCode: Next steps

From: Darren New <dnew@sgf.fv.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 1995 10:27:20 +0100
To: Terje Norderhaug <Norderhaug.CHI@xerox.com>
Cc: Nathaniel Borenstein <nsb@nsb.fv.com>, Wes Morgan <morgan@engr.uky.edu>, rating@junction.net, www-talk@www10.w3.org
Message-Id: <Pine.3.89.9506191030.C332-0100000@sgf.fv.com>
> Even better would be to be able to block just specific parts of documents.
> What I have in mind goes beyond the blocking of adult information -
> it should be possible to get tailored presentations where unwanted information
> is stripped, thus better serve the neds of the reader.

Well, since a "document" is the smallest thing to transfer, you never 
really want "part of a document".  What you seem to want is to get 
different documents depending on your preferences.  Of course, 
advertisers *want* you to see their stuff, so they're unlikely to label 
it as "advertisement" or the home VCR manufacturers would already have 
invented a reliable commercial-zapper.

If you're talking about KidCode and the ability to see different 
documents based on your age, it's not inconceivable that a URL of the 
form http://.../blah/KidCode.any/blah.html could be made with the 
understanding that a KidCode browser would fill in the age for "any" and 
get different documents as appropriate. This still wouldn't require any 
changes to servers (if you were willing to make a bunch of symlinks), but 
I think *this* is getting too complicated to implement quickly.

Received on Monday, 19 June 1995 10:31:20 UTC

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