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WD-P3P-20001018 Comment - Postal element mismatch between P3P and ECML

From: David Shepherd/Raleigh/IBM <dshepher@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 12:42:34 -0400
To: www-p3p-public-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFB97E73B6.1E4FA883-ON85256985.0058ADCA@raleigh.ibm.com>
Hi,

The ECML Alliance is interested in extending the base P3P Schema for an
upcoming release of the ECML Specification (see
http://www.w3.org/TR/P3P-for-ecommerce for an initial proposal on how to do
so).  In fact, the field names for ECML 1.0 were patterned after the P3P
Schema (e.g. the field name for 'City' in the 'Bill To' address is
Ecom_BillTo_Postal_City).  One inconsistency that has been noted, however,
in extending the P3P 'Contact' element is that ECML allows for 3 lines of
street address (Ecom_BillTo_Postal_Street_Line1, etc.) whereas the
'Contact' element contains a 'Postal' element which has a 'Street' element
which is Character Data (long way of saying it has only 1 line of street
address).    In the P3P spec, section 4.3.5.1, it describes the 'Postal'
structure as
|------+---------------------------+------------+-------------------------|
|postal|Category                   |Structure   |Short Display Name       |
|------+---------------------------+------------+-------------------------|
|...   |...                        |...         |...                      |
|------+---------------------------+------------+-------------------------|
|street|Physical Contact           |Unstructured|Street Address           |
|      |Information                |            |                         |
|------+---------------------------+------------+-------------------------|
|...   |...                        |...         |...                      |
|------+---------------------------+------------+-------------------------|


We (ECML Alliance) would like to see this described with an addtional
StreetAddress structure:
|------+---------------------------+------------+-------------------------|
|postal|Category                   |Structure   |Short Display Name       |
|------+---------------------------+------------+-------------------------|
|...   |...                        |...         |...                      |
|------+---------------------------+------------+-------------------------|
|street|Physical Contact           |streetaddres|Street Address           |
|      |Information                |s           |                         |
|------+---------------------------+------------+-------------------------|
|...   |...                        |...         |...                      |
|------+---------------------------+------------+-------------------------|

|------------+------------------------+-----------+-----------------------|
|streetaddres|Category                |Structure  |Short Display Name     |
|s           |                        |           |                       |
|------------+------------------------+-----------+-----------------------|
|line1       |Physical Contact        |Unstructure|Street Address Line1   |
|            |Information             |d          |                       |
|------------+------------------------+-----------+-----------------------|
|line2       |Physical Contact        |Unstructure|Street Address Line2   |
|            |Information             |d          |                       |
|------------+------------------------+-----------+-----------------------|
|line3       |Physical Contact        |Unstructure|Street Address Line3   |
|            |Information             |d          |                       |
|------------+------------------------+-----------+-----------------------|



Thanks for your consideration of this change.

David Shepherd

dshepher@us.ibm.com = David Shepherd/Raleigh/IBM
IBM eCommerce - Consumer Wallet Architect
Phone: 919-254-5194   Fax: 919-254-4738
Received on Friday, 27 October 2000 12:42:41 GMT

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