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Platform for Internet Content Selection

The Platform for Internet Content Selection (PICS) was a specification created by W3C that used metadata to label webpages to help parents and teachers control what children and students can access on the Internet. The W3C Protocol for Web Description Resources project integrates PICS concepts with RDF. PICS was superseded by POWDER, which itself is no longer actively developed.[1] PICS often used a content labeling from the Internet Content Rating Association, which has also been discontinued by the Family Online Safety Institute's board of directors.[2]

Internet Explorer 3 was one of the early web browsers to offer support for PICS, released in 1996. Internet Explorer 5 added a feature called approved sites, that allowed extra sites to be added to the list in addition to the PICS list when it was being used.[3]

Contents

  • See also 1
  • References 2
  • Further reading 3
  • External links 4

See also

References

  1. ^ Platform for Internet Content Selection home page
  2. ^ ICRA Home Page, Family Online Safety Institute, retrieved 2014-01-25
  3. ^ New Features in Internet Explorer 5, Microsoft Knowledgebase Article Q221787

Further reading

  • Paul Resnick; James Miller (1996). "PICS: Internet Access Controls Without Censorship". Communications of the ACM 39 (10): 87–93.  

External links

  • Platform for Internet Content Selection (PICS)
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