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P3P and IE 6.0

From: <PVenkatachalam@inautix.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 20:32:50 +0530
To: www-p3p-policy@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFA29744E3.F3C6B28A-ON65256CAE.00529DB4@LocalDomain>

Hello Folks,

Just a few clarifications on Internet Explorer 6.0's Policy  & P3P.

1) Viewing Policy file with Proxy

     During an implementation of P3P, I came across a problem where I was
     not able to view my sites P3P Policy using IE6.0 if I connected
through a proxy.

     The scenario was, when I try to view the sites policy through IE
     the IE sends a GET /w3c/p3p.xml which is rejected by the proxy server
( Microsoft ISA).
     The proxy server rejects the request for authentication.

     However, for a normal rejected http request ( i.e when retrieving a
html page)
     IE seems to send the GET request second time with the authentication

     But this kind of *repeat try* pattern is not followed when retreving
     Policy file by the IE6 policy window.

     I was clueless of this issue until I ran a packet sniffer.
     After this I tried a direct connection and things worked.

     Is this a known issue ?

2) P3P HTML Link Tag
     This is regarding the policy reference link tag (present in the html)
with IE6.

     The issue I had was I had created a customized directory where I
placed the
     policy reference file. However IE always tried to pick it up from the

     Any idea why IE doesnt look in the customised policy reference
location ?

Received on Tuesday, 14 January 2003 10:27:30 UTC

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