On Sun, May 9, 2010 at 6:37 AM, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 9 May 2010 06:09, K. Peachey
Bugzilla 982 MediaWiki should support
ICRA's PICS content labeling.
From my understanding without reading much about it, It [ICRA] is ment
to be a "international" or at least a standard for these things which
most people seem to abide by (i see it splashed around on a lot of
education sites that they are compliant with that standard).
This came up in discussion a while ago on WHATWG - PICS is actually
dead. Even its creators have given up on it. No-one implements it. As
a standard, it's got no backing. So we'd be the first significant
organisation to actually take it seriously, and would be reviving it.
Forwarding this to wikitech-l solely for the technical discussion.
I was unaware that it had died. Do you have any links from ICRA on
the issue? I know Derk-Jan has been looking at resurrecting that bug,
and I'd be interested to know what the actual state of the standard is.
If nobody uses it and they've declared it dead, then we don't need to
bother implementing it. Do we know if there is some standard that is
used widely, or does every web filtering package reinvent the wheel?