Re: HTTP Futures

Phillip M. Hallam-Baker (
Thu, 8 Dec 1994 18:37:55 +0100

In article <> S.write:

|>Despite my mail address, can I just say that I don't plan to add any
|>censorship facilities ot HTTP-NG.

But I do. I know that they will be completely unenfoceable but they will provide
protection from a large number of problems:

1) The Manufactured Moral indignation brigade (Newt Gingrich & Co.).
Preemption is better than cure.

2) Won't be enforcable

3) Would be enforcable in a school type situation to stop classes of 5 year
olds seeing wide-open-with-handcuffs.jpeg

4) Would protect people who run sites in certain situations

5) Would be usefull to be able to pre-select images to make sure that none
fell bellow certain standards. IE don't want to have to bother with
tame & lame gifs of only semi-naked people and concentrate only
on the ones of nubile young things being strapped to a UNIX box
combined with large quantities of chockholate sauce.

IE it would be used for the same purpose as the X-Rated cinema - the directors
would go all out to get the strongest ratings possible.

This is all forseen in J.S. Mill BTW

Phillip M. Hallam-Baker

Not Speaking for anyone else.