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5.2.2 Policy representation

From: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 04 May 2012 10:43:30 +0200
To: Tracking Protection Working Group <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-ID: <2558843.9DF3Xk0qeP@hegel.sophia.w3.org>
Dear all, 

I would like to raise an issue on policy representation

the current text for Policies reads:

An optional member named policy may be provided with a string value 
containing a URI-reference to a human-readable document that describes the 
tracking policy for this site. The content of such a policy document is 
beyond the scope of this protocol and only supplemental to what is described 
by this machine-readable tracking status representation.

I suggest the following wording:

An optional member named policy may be provided with a string value 
containing a URI-reference to a P3P Policy File[1] that describes the 
tracking policy for this site. The content of such a policy document is 
beyond the scope of this protocol and only supplemental to what is described 
by this machine-readable tracking status representation.

1.http://www.w3.org/TR/P3P11/#P3P_markup

Rationale:

By linking to a P3P Policy file, the <Policies> Element therein contains an 
attribute called "discuri" that indicates the location of the human readable 
policy. This would allow a site to declare a policy in a machine readable 
form and in a human readable form. The link to the Specification makes clear 
that both can not contradict. 

Best, 

Rigo
Received on Friday, 4 May 2012 08:44:03 UTC

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