[LINK] IT: Essay: ICRA - Censoring The World, Round 2
Tue, 26 Mar 2002 09:22:01 +1100
On Mon, 25 Mar 2002 13:40, viveka wrote:
> I would also prefer a system that would warn me/my child prior to
> clicking on a link of the content behind it, rather than blocking
> anything altogether.
I get a similar effect by turning off the autoload images option in the
browser. The text content of a web page on a good page contains all the
useful content and even on a bad page normally contains enough of a
summary of the content to know if I want to click the images button to
get the contents.
The image content almost always contains all the content I don't want
me or my children to see (ads, porn, etc) and also uses most of the
bandwidth and cost. (The fact I still use a 14.4K modem at home is also
relevant, but I also have images off on the LAN connection at work).
I'd thoroughly recommend having the default browser configuration with
autoload image off and teach people how to use the images button,
especially at schools where it also teaches about bad web page design
(any page where you have to click images page for anything other than
content, eg navigation).