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Question: What is P3P?
Answer: 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: http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/CR-P3P-20001215/, with errata at http://www.w3.org/P3P/updates.html, and other information about it at http://www.w3.org/P3P/.
Question: Why is it important that I know anything about it?
Answer: 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.
Question: How can I easily create P3P policies?
Answer: The P3P file specification, and requirements for locating the files are given in the references above. However, I have personally found it difficult to read. There is a deployment guide at http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/NOTE-p3pdeployment-20010510 that is a somewhat easier guide. There is a free editor available for download from the IBM web site at http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/tech/p3peditor. It works, although it is difficult to set up right the first time.
Question: How do I know I did it right?
Answer: There is a validator at http://www.w3.org/P3P/validator/20001215/, that will check out your web site and report any P3P problems.
You need to take the following steps to make your site p3p compliant:
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