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P3P headers, privacy policies and all that jazz (was Re: Re: CGI versus CGI::* modules)

by andye (Curate)
on Sep 11, 2003 at 13:04 UTC ( #290667=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: CGI versus CGI::* modules
in thread CGI versus CGI::* modules

I know this thread is dead, but just a note for posterity.

I can confirm that normal, non-third-party cookies can definitely get dumped by IE6. That's dumped as in, yes, "silently discarded" - well, it lights up an icon in the browser, but the server has no indication at all.

And IE6 has REALLY grown in market share, in the recent past.

If you implement a privacy policy for your site (ie put the relevant stuff in the directory /w3c) this can solve the problem for the *default* security settings on IE6 (depending on what type of information you're collecting).

But for more restrictive security settings, you need to send a P3P header - which is the search that brought me to this thread. :)

All the best, Andy.

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Re: P3P headers, privacy policies and all that jazz (was Re: Re: CGI versus CGI::* modules)
by jonadab (Parson) on Sep 11, 2003 at 15:51 UTC

    Interesting. I may have to augment my authbox with a "Having trouble?" link, with information about how to enable cookies. I thought we were past that with the demise of Netscape 4. *sigh*. So I guess that means I need to find a system with IE6, so I can figure out its preferences enough to write the instructions...


    $;=sub{$/};@;=map{my($a,$b)=($_,$;);$;=sub{$a.$b->()}} split//,".rekcah lreP rehtona tsuJ";$\=$ ;->();print$/

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