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Re: discuri

From: Martin Presler-Marshall <mpresler@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 14:00:47 -0500
To: "Suryanarayana, Lalitha" <lalitha@tri.sbc.com>
Cc: "'www-p3p-policy@w3.org'" <www-p3p-policy@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OFFFC19E47.AE93962D-ON85256B0A.00683265@raleigh.ibm.com>
     The rationale is that a P3P policy, being a machine-readable syntax,
cannot capture everything that a site might put in their human-readable
privacy policy. Thus P3P built in a mechanism to make it easy for tools
which implement P3P to locate that human-readable policy. It's certainly
likely that someone might wish to read the human-readable policy to get
more clarification on something seen in the P3P policy itself.

     -- Martin

Martin Presler-Marshall - Program Manager, Privacy Technology
E-mail: mpresler@us.ibm.com     AIM: jhreingold
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                    11/14/2001 05:49 PM                                                                                       

What is the rationale for mandating the discuri attribute in the P3P
Are there cases where a site can have an XML encoded policy only? Also, are
there cases where the user might want to review the natural language policy
after the P3P user agent has processed the XML policy? Would the notion of
the limited or block behavior of an Appel rules evaluator (w/ prompt=yes)
potentially be one such case?

Thanks in advance.


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