Re: Apple intros meta content format (MCF) and cgi file service

Gordon Irlam (
Wed, 17 Jul 1996 22:11:40 -0700 (PDT)

> 1) a meta content format I can't figure out. No details available to my
> knowledge; everyone should be alert to find out. Sounds like it could be
> pretty darn nifty

Yes, it is nifty, and you guys (W3C) need to head it off before it
might displace PICS as the standard meta-info format. I notified the
PICS folks about this a while ago. Haven't heard of anything happening.

From: (Gordon Irlam)
Date: Fri, 31 May 1996 11:32:48 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: fyi: Project X

I'm not on the PICS mailing list, but thought I'd send you a
pointer to

It seems somewhat relevant to the broader possibilities that metainfo
enables. A lot of people are apparently downloading this software.
Unfortunately it currently uses MCF, their own meta-info format, rather
than PICS.