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 directories. This draft is a work item of the HyperText Transfer Protocol 
 Working Group of the IETF.                                                

       Title     : HTTP Trust Mechanism for State Management (Rev 1)       
       Author(s) : D. Jaye
       Filename  : draft-ietf-http-jaye-trust-state-00.txt
       Pages     : 8
       Date      : 05/14/1997

This document specifies an addition to the state management protocol 
specified in RFC 2109.  The intent is to provide a mechanism that allows 
user agents to determine the trust and privacy policies of a server and to 
accept or reject cookies based on that policy.  Allowing the user to decide
whether to accept cookies based on the server's policies and trust level 
provides control over privacy.                                       

To provide such information about server privacy behavior, we assume the 
existence of an independent Trust Authority (or authorities), such as 
eTrust. The authority establishes levels of "trust" and can audit domains 
to determine their adherence to a given level. It then issues TrustLabels, 
in the form of signed PICS labels, to domains based on the trust level. 
Passing those TrustLabels along with cookies allows the user-agent to 
support cookie acceptance rules based on trust level.  
                    
This document describes a new header, Set-PICS-Cookie, that extends the 
Set-Cookie2 header in RFC2109[Kristol] to allow PICS labels that certify 
trust levels of domains (which we will call TrustLabels) to be sent along 
with cookies.                                                              

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