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Re: linked

From: Giles Hogben <giles.hogben@jrc.it>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 09:08:32 +0100
To: Lorrie Cranor <lorrie@cs.cmu.edu>
Cc: "'public-p3p-spec'" <public-p3p-spec@w3.org>
Message-ID: <106b9e459.e459106b9@sti.jrc.it>

I think that this new draft is very good because it gives a practical 
and reasonably comprehensive idea of the meaning of linked to the 
implementer, without being too prescriptive. Only one thing I don't 
quite agree with:

"is added to a record, data structure, or file (other
 than a log file) in which X is stored."

Shouldn't this really be 

"is retrieved from a record, data structure, or file (other
 than a log file) in which X is stored."

because we don't really care if it's added as long as no-one ever sees 
it.


> 
> Here is a redraft based on our discussion on the call. I think 
> we're 
> getting closer but may not be quite there yet... send me your 
> suggestions.
> 
> The language I am proposing is intended to exclude the possibility 
> that 
> writing a piece of data to a log file that contains a cookie will 
> make 
> the data linked, unless the log file is later analyzed or 
> processed so 
> as to cause that data to be written to a cookie, retrieved from a 
> data 
> store, or added to (another) record, data structure, or file 
> containing 
> that data.
> 
> Anyway... here is my latest effort:
> 
> <p>A piece of data X is said to be <i>linked</i> to a cookie Y if at
> least one of the following activities may take place as a result of
> cookie Y being replayed, immediately upon cookie replay or at some
> future time (perhaps as a result of retrospective analysis or
> processing of server logs):</p>
> 
> <ul>
> <li>A cookie containing X is set or reset.</li>
> 
> <li>X is retrieved from a persistent data store or archival 
> media.</li>
> <li>Information identifiable with the user -- including but not
> limited to data entered into forms, IP address, clickstream data, and
> client events -- is added to a record, data structure, or file (other
> than a log file) in which X is stored. </li>
> </ul>
> 
> 
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