[uf-discuss] rel="nsfw"

Colin Barrett timber at lava.net
Sat Dec 30 04:09:23 PST 2006

On Dec 29, 2006, at 8:56 AM, Andy Mabbett wrote:

> In message <00957E60-6AD5-41C8-80A9-463230CE5EAF at placenamehere.com>,
> Chris Casciano <chris at placenamehere.com> writes
>>>> many  people are publishing "NSFW" warnings.  So vague as it may  
>>>> be,
>>>> it's  apparently communicating something useful on the live web
>>>> today.
>>> That's "something useful in a large judeo-christian western
>>> democracy",
>>> then...
>>> What's "safe for work" in China, or Iran?
>>> Is a nude picture of a 17-year old safe for work in Holland? Or the
>>> UK?
>> I don't think that matters AT ALL to the discussion at hand
> On the contrary - it matters a great deal, unless you want uFs to only
> codify a sub-set of judeo-christian western behaviours.

This is just silly. The microformat spec wouldn't specify what things  
are suitable for work. I could see Chinese-language or Arabic-language  
developing their own informal sense of what rel=nsfw means. It's a  
tool for content authors to use, nothing more. There's no codifying of  


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