Not Safe For Work HTML5

Some feature requests are awesome, some good, some are strange and some are just weird. I’m not yet sure where to put this request for HTML5 that proposes adding a <nsfw> (“not safe for work”) tag into the language specification. While it definitely has more semantic meaning than adding a CSS-class “nsfw” into each relevant node, it in my opinion doesn’t warrant its own tag. If you think it through, you would also have to create tags like <spoiler>, <shoppingcart> and <answer>.

In a comment on Jeffrey Zeldman’s blog Darcy Murphy suggested the use of rel="nsfw" which is probably a really good solution for links, but probably doesn’t help with inline-content. There using a class is perhaps the best way also when it comes to semantics. In either case, native support within browsers as perhaps part of some profile system (plus some parental control) is required to make the whole idea useful.

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