WWW7: W3C session stream day 3
recent activities include:
- Public Internet Content Selection (PICS)
- Digital Signature (DSig)
- Platform for Privacy Preferences Project (P3P)
- Resource Description Framework (RDF)
- electronic commerce issues
- fill two open positions
- complete P3P
- further develop RDF
- continue work on Digital signature
- continue work on E-commerce
a labeling system to filter out web pages with undesired content.
method for exchanging privacy practices between websites and users.
- user defines preferences in a database (e.g. what personal data may be given away by its browser)
- services define practices (e.g. what kind of data it will collect)
a user visits a website with information about movies played. if the user does not provide any personal information, she gets a general list of all movies played. if she allows her browser to send her address to the website, it will return a page with more detailed information about movies played in the area where she lives.
P3P defines the information that will be exchange between the browser and the server. information can be stored on the server and/or on the client side, so this is also replacement for cookies.
metadata to describe the contents of documents in a machine readable form. it is based on the experiences with META-tags, PICS and XML. RDF might be used for
- resource discovery
- content rating
- to express intellectual property rights
RDF is implemented through structured values and uses XML syntax.
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production note: these session notes were taken live on a SHARP HC-4500A running Windows CE with Pocket Word. they were then transfered to a notebook running Windows 95 and were slightly reformatted using HoTMetaL V4.0. this document is supposed to be HTML V4.0 compliant.