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Using <meta http-equiv> [was: [www-p3p-policy] <none>]

From: Andreas Färber <andreas.faerber@web.de>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 16:21:49 +0200
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> > <meta http-equiv="P3P" content='CP="YOUR_CP" policyref="YOUR_REF_URI"'>

> This is not recommended. Not all user agents support http-equiv, and
> those that do support it may not see the CP until after they evaluate
> the cookie if you do this. The whole point of the CP is to allow
> user agents to get a snap shot of the policy early so they can make
> quick decisions about cookies.
> Lorrie

Wasn't the idea behind using the meta http-equiv that the *server* (not the
user agent) might recognize it and might send it as a "normal" HTTP Header?
At least some Apaches I've worked with did so. Therefore it would be a
workaround for those Apache users not able to use mod_headers.

Received on Wednesday, 10 October 2001 10:22:41 UTC

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