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  • 09.11.2004: HONcode Status v1.5 and HONlookup v1.4 released for Mozilla Firefox 1.0.
  • 30.09.2004: HONcode Status v1.4 and HONlookup v1.3 released for Mozilla Firefox.
  • 23.07.2004: HONcode Status v1.3 and HONlookup v1.2 finally released for Mozilla Firefox.
  • 27.02.2004: HONcode Status v1.2a released for Mozilla / Netscape and Mozilla Firefox.
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Welcome to the HON plugins project!

Introduction

This project aims at developing Mozilla / Netscape plugins to support the Health On the Net Foundation (HON).

HON, created in 1995, is a not-for-profit International Swiss Organization and an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. HON's mission is to guide lay persons or non-medical users and medical practitioners to useful and reliable online medical and health information. HON provides leadership in setting ethical standards for Web site developers.

The Health On the Net Foundation has elaborated the Code of Conduct (HONcode) to help standardise the reliability of medical and health information available on the World-Wide Web. It is not an award system, nor does it intend to rate the quality of the information provided by a Web site. It only defines a set of rules to:

HON has therefore created the HONcode seal HONcode seal to be displayed on HONcode accredited Web sites and a search engine, HONcodeHunt, to search for HONcode accredited Web sites.


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The plugins

Three plugins based on the HONcode were developed by NetUnion within the European project Active-Health:

Instructions on how to install / uninstall are available in the Installation page. Don't forget to look at the screenshots before. After installing, you can look at the usage instructions to learn how to use these plugins.

Similar plugins have also been developed for Internet Explorer. They are available on the HONcode toolbar page.


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