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Customization purpose dropped

From: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 15:43:30 +0200
To: P3P Developer <www-p3p-dev@w3.org>, P3P Policy <www-p3p-policy@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20010727154330.C1731@rigo.inria.fr>

Dear all, 

beforehand, the Specification contained "affirmative"
customization. The definition was:

    Affirmative Customization: Information may be used to tailor or
    modify the content or design of the site only to specifications
    affirmatively selected by the particular individual during a
    single visit or multiple visits to the site. For example, a
    financial site that lets users select several stocks whose
    current prices are displayed whenever the user visits.

During the discussion around the "required" attribute we found,
that "affirmative" customization had only the option of "opt-in"
as it was "affirmative", means the user had to select and
complete an action. Yuichi Koike suggested, that we drop this
purpose, as the semantics could be covered with <pseudo-decision
required="opt-in" /> or <individual-decision required="opt-in"/>

The Working Group followed his arguments and decided to drop the
"affirmative" <customization/> - purpose.

The updates-page[1] was updated accordingly


Rigo Wenning            W3C/INRIA
Policy Analyst          Privacy Activity Lead
mail:rigo@w3.org        2004, Routes des Lucioles
+33 (0)6 73 84 87 31    F-06902 Sophia Antipolis

  1. http://www.w3.org/P3P/updates.html
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