Thursday, September 25, 2008

P3P

P3P 

P3P is a machine readable privacy policies for a web site. It is a W3C standard on how to specify privacy policies for a web site. The standard has both a human readable part to it, as well as a machine readable part. The standard can be found here with errata and other information about it at P3P here.

Currently IE6 will be supporting a feature that reads the machine readable p3p policy of a web site. Depending on the settings in the options dialog, it may disable certain features of the browser, such as the capability of setting cookies, unless there is a p3p file in place, and the file matches the user's preferences. So unless you implement a p3p policy on your web site, some users may have a bad experience visiting your site.

2 comments:

Geraldo Maia said...

Hello Ahamed Bauani,
It is a great pleasure to visit your nice and interesting blog for the first time.
Best wishes from Brazil:
Geraldo

Ahamed Bauani said...

Thank you for visiting the site. Please keep exploring the site. I will add more and more 'Definition' in coming days.

Regards

Ahamed Bauani
http://www.bauani.org