Re: Request for recommendation on a Content-Describe: tag
Dave Crocker <dcrocker <at> mordor.stanford.edu>
1995-06-01 17:28:17 GMT
Sorry for the tone of what follows, but the exchange on compriv has
been quite frustrating...
In article <m0sGwWq-0009u7C <at> sdwsys>, sdw <at> lig.net (Stephen D. Williams)
> We want to define both an HTML tag and a header line, and conceivably a
> MIME type.
From the discussion on compriv as nearly as I can tell, the desire for
anything other than a new Content-* field is based on a misunderstanding of
some critical technical underpinnings of the Web. You do NOT want an HTML
tag and you do NOT want a new MIME type.
You want one, simple mechanism. It won't really help the cause that is
being pursued -- control of access to pornography by minors -- but it will
at least provide a simple place to put a label.
You want a MIME header, such as "Content-Rating" and then you want to
use something like the cable television content classification (nudity,
violence, adult content, etc.). As an exercise to the reader, try deciding
whether my note, here, should be labeled as violence, adult content, or
something else. Never mind trying to assess the movie industry labels, G,