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RDF and P3P

From: Lorrie Faith Cranor <lorrie@research.att.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 11:32:33 -0400
Message-ID: <043601beef0f$104a3840$9816cf87@research.att.com>
To: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Hi,

The formation of this RDF interest group is timely, as the
P3P (Platform for Privacy Preferences) Specification Working
Group is currently pondering whether to stick with our current
RDF syntax, improve our RDF syntax, or get rid of our RDF
syntax altogether (and just use XML). We hope the P3P spec
can go to last call in October, so we need to resolve this
fairly quickly.

I have posted some notes that describe the current P3P
syntax and alternatives at 
http://www.w3.org/P3P/Group/Specification/rdf.html
(this was originally member-only but it should be made
public shortly).
At the bottom I've started a list of pros and cons of the
various alternatives, and I would be interested in further
feedback on this.

Note that there are several prototype P3P implementations
that implement the current syntax. However, as far as I know,
none of them include RDF parsers. All seem to be using
XML parsers that basically ignore the RDF-specific syntax.
See http://www.w3.org/P3P/implementations. Source code is
available for some of these implementations.

Lorrie Cranor
P3P Specification Working Group Chair

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AT&T Labs-Research, Shannon Laboratory 
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Received on Wednesday, 25 August 1999 11:36:09 GMT

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