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MIRACLE pilot is officially over – we are not standard

  At 31st July 2016, the MIRACLE pilot project co-funded by the European Union, has officially come to an end. We, the MIRACLE consortium partners, had very busy, highly interesting and fruitful 30 months, where we particularly achieved to show that machine-readable and interoperable age ratings are not a figment of the future, but can be implemented in a very feasible and economic manner. Plus, they show a great amount of added value for all stakeholders along the value chain of the current value web. Starting from this insight, it's no big surprise that we as a project consortium agreed on continuing our work on the MIRACLE specification and its advantages in practice. For this to happen, we have formed MIRACLE's Sustainability Working ...

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Stay tuned for website labelling plugins – for all big CMS platforms standard

A major disadvantage of labelling your website with age.xml / miracle.xml is the fact that there are no plugins that enables webmasters to easily self-classify their pages and attach an electronic label to their site. The MIRACLE project has identified this as a very practical hurdle in spreading the MIRACLE idea and therefore has developed plugins for all major content management systems: Wordpress Joomla TYPO3 Drupal Magento Shopware With each of these plugins, users of the respective CMS framework can now easily self-label their website according to MIRACLE / age.xml. We are currently testing the plugins against our technical specifications and will publish them once we're sure they work without any glitches. Stay tuned! Singe page self-labelling in Wordpress   Site-wide self-labelling in ...

Continue Reading Everything you need to know to label your website standard

age.xml is a specification for website labels that is heavily intertwined with MIRACLE: The MIRACLE eco system report mentions age.xml-labels a best practice when it comes to classify your website specifically for parental control software. MIRACLE and age.xml share the same custom http headers for optimal interoperability, plus age.xml offers a way to reference a full MIRACLE dataset. Since 1st February 2016 JusProg, a partner of the MIRACLE consortium and the initiative behind age.xml, offers everything you need to know to label your website on Here's an overview of the information and services provides: One age.xml for your web Your entire web has the same type of content (and one age rating)? Then you only need to upload one short age.xml file and you’re done. It ...

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MIRACLE’s use case plans standard

MIRACLE is about data models, interoperable classification information and electronic labels. As these topics are quite abstract and difficult to visualize the MIRACLE project consortium decided to put some extra effort in specific fields of practical implementation in 2015. With the use cases we plan to show how MIRACLE can be applied in specific media contexts, what can be achieved with interoperable age labels - and what the added value for companies and for end-users looks like accordingly. These are the four areas where we plan to show use cases: 1 - Labelling the open web: age.xml (Self-)Labelling websites in the open web with a common electronic label format is crucial when it comes to the effectiveness of all forms of parental control software. Labelling websites and domains with age.xml (resp. age-de.xml, ...

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How to implement MIRACLE? Implementation Strategy Reports published standard

While it might look easy to develop a common data model for age labels, things are getting more serious when it comes to implementing such a specification as MIRACLE in your existing data infrastructure and services. Five partners of the MIRACLE consortium currently have the task of implementing MIRACLE. To document the decision-making progress as well as the context factors of each system they were asked to provide Implementation Strategy Reports. The reports from BBFC, NICAM, PEGI, FSM and NCBI are now finalized and provide a look into potential implementation approaches in great detail. Have fun reading! BBFC_MIRACLE-ImplementationStrategyReport FSM_MIRACLE-ImplementationStrategyReport NCBI_MIRACLE-ImplementationStrategyReport NICAM_MIRACLE-ImplementationStrategyReport PEGI_MIRACLE-ImplementationStrategyReport (17th Jan 2015: Updated versions of the reports from PEGI and NCBI.) Want to learn more about the implementation phase of MIRACLE? Have a look ...

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MIRACLE version 1.0 published standard

The MIRACLE project partners are happy to announce that version 1.0 of MIRACLE's data model has been published as of today. This will serve as the specification that currently gets implemented in five different age classification contexts and will be basis for applications that are able to process MIRACLE data. During the last weeks, we worked in all comments received during the public consultation and extended the scope aspects of the specification significantly. We tried to think of all relevant future aspects at this point in time already, to have a future-proof model with version 1.0 already. However, several iterative steps are planned to optimise this version when and where needed. So we appreciate all comments from the perspective of experts ...

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