[uf-discuss] "parental guidance" Microformat?

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Sun Dec 25 12:22:56 PST 2005

On Dec 23, 2005, at 6:04 AM, Frederic de Villamil wrote:

> Hi list,
> I was lately thinking about a way to tell the most accurate way that a
> link points to a page with content not suitable for people under a
> certain age, such as porn, violence... the list should be long.
> This reflexion came after a French law was voted that force Internet
> providers to provide a parental control tool to every user. I think
> having a microformat doing that sort of thing would greatly help those
> tools to work, much more than page content analysis which is not  
> always
> relevant.
> I've been thinking about vote-links, and I'm wondering why we could  
> not
> use rev="pg13" or rev="pg16" in links the way we use vote-for and
> vote-against in vote links.

It is an abuse of the 'rev' semantics. "pg13" does not describe the  
*reverse relationship* between the two documents.

These kind of 3rd party assertions don't work very well on the web.

Ryan King
ryan at technorati.com

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