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P3P Overview and Options - Chapter 5 from Web Privacy with P3P

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Chapter 5: Overview and Options

P3P was designed to offer web sites a wide variety of deployment options. Depending on your web site's privacy policy, you may want to write a single P3P policy for the entire site or several policies for different parts of the web site. The P3P policy reference file indicates which policies apply to which parts of your site. Depending on how you manage your web site, you may want to use one of three techniques to help user agents find your policy reference file--the well-known location method, the header method, or the link tag method. In addition, you may choose to use a P3P compact policy to transmit a compact version of your P3P policy in an HTTP header whenever you set a cookie.

This chapter provides an overview of the options available for deploying P3P on a web site. The rest of Part II discusses these options in depth. Chapter 6 provides definitions of all the terms used in a P3P policy, Chapter 7 provides a tutorial on creating P3P policies, and Chapter 8 explains how to create P3P policy reference files and set up your server for P3P. Chapter 9 details P3P data schemas, and Chapter 10 provides examples of P3P-enabled web sites.

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Created: December 23, 2002
Revised: January 6, 2003

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