ASP Response Object : PICS Property
The PICS property adds the value of the PICS rating field to the pics-label field in the response header for a document or site. There are a number of different rating systems, but the main one (used the most) is the RSAC (Recreational Software Advisory Council) system. (See http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-PICS-services for a more complete explanation of rating services.)
The RSAC (copyrighted) rating system contains four categories:
(The - (letter)
is the shorthand notation for that label. v is shorthand for the Violence rating.) Each category
is ranked on a scale from 0 to 4, with higher numbers being more risque
. (0 is equivalent
to a G
rating, 4 is equivalent to a NC-17
An Example using the RSAC system:
Response.PICS("(PICS-1.1 <http://www.rsac.org/ratingv01.html> labels on " & chr(34)
& "2000.08.08T08:15-0500" & chr(34) & " until" & chr(34) & "2002.12.31T23:59-0000"
& chr(34) & " ratings (v 0 s 4 l 0 n 4))")
's way of inserting the ASCII
double quotes (") character.)
This would result in the pics-label in the header specifying that the sexual content
of the named site was ranked
as a 4 (Explicit sexual activity; sex crimes) and that the nudity content was also ranked as a 4 (Provocative frontal nudity).
The PICS property will accept any string, regardless of whether it is a valid rating or not. If the PICS property is set multiple times on the same page, then the last setting is the one which the pics-label header will be set to.
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