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Re: IE6 Third Party Compact Policy

From: Martin Presler-Marshall <mpresler@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 07:34:06 -0500
To: Brad Metzler <BMetzler@cu-portland.edu>, www-p3p-policy@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF0DB07735.1E42FDBF-ON85256B03.00449552@raleigh.ibm.com>
     There is an update to the P3P deployment guide which covers the
problem you're hitting. Specifically, the <meta http-equiv ...> mechanism
won't work with most servers. Unless the server scans the HTML and converts
those <meta> tags into HTTP headers, then IE6 won't see the compact policy
in time for the cookie decision-making process. For more information, see
section 2.4.2 of this version of the guide:
(See attached file: ServerGuide.html)
     This is a restriction of the compact policy mechanism: if you can't
set HTTP headers, you can't send compact policies.

     -- Martin

Martin Presler-Marshall - Program Manager, Privacy Technology
E-mail: mpresler@us.ibm.com     AIM: jhreingold
Phone: (919) 254-7819 (tie-line 444-7819) Fax: (919) 254-6430 (tie-line

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