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Re: APPEL and the dataschema element

From: Lorrie Cranor <lorrie@research.att.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 11:18:20 -0400
Message-ID: <010701c14a8c$4ddb2950$9816cf87@barbaloot>
To: "Giles Hogben" <giles.hogben@jrc.it>, "p3pdev" <www-p3p-dev@w3.org>

> But in the previous scenario, this was not necessary - the custom data
> schemas could simply be parsed out of the input.

Only if they were in the same file. We already had the option
of putting them in a separate file.

> So is this is a change which needs to be noted in the APPEL spec?

In general, the APPEL spec needs more documentation on
handling SCHEMA stuff.

> Also - here is another question. When it comes to "category expansion"
> (APPEL spec 5.4.6) , is it possible that the data-group element in the
> ruleset could refer to an inline or external schema which would then be
> needed to expand the category?
> Or are you saying that
> a. APPEL rulesets never include any of the data schemas they refer to
> b. Category expansion can only ever take place over the p3p base data
> schema?

We are saying that in order to do category expansion, you have
to have the corresponding data schema. It is not sufficient to
expand only the base data schema. You have to get whatever
other schemas are necessary so that you can expand everything.

Received on Monday, 1 October 2001 11:22:25 UTC

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