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Importance of immediate release of clarifying materials

From: Stephen Purpura <spurpura@exchange.microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 12:52:03 -0800
Message-ID: <766EFCAA12CB514CAC64D8C440F5A50E03E1204F@DF-SCRAPPY.platinum.corp.microsoft.com>
To: <www-p3p-policy@w3.org>, "P3P Policy Outreach Working Group" <w3c-p3p-powg@w3.org>
Cc: "P3P-Specification-WG" <w3c-p3p-specification@w3.org>
Since the P3P specification has moved to last call and implementers of
the specification have diligently begun work, I need to convey to your
group the urgency of publishing "accepted practices" or "recommended
practices" for translating real world uses of data into P3P's
In the absence of documentation which clarifies and describes the
acceptable use of P3P language to convey business practices, a web site
which desires to implement P3P is nearly incapable of translating their
practices into the P3P language without discussing the issue with the
P3P Policy Outreach and Specification groups.  The lack of clarification
is already hampering the development and deployment of useful P3P user
What do we need:
1.  For immediate release, we need clarification on the "real world"
guidelines for the use of each of the Purposes and Categories described
in the specification.
2.  In the next 3 weeks, we need example Web site scenarios, the
corresponding P3P policies, and descriptions of how the documentation
decisions were made.
This effort is just a start.  Continued, rapid clarification of the
language meaning will be essential to the successful deployment of P3P.
- Stephen
Received on Tuesday, 14 November 2000 16:14:56 UTC

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