[thelist] XML - EXCLUDE statements - re-post

Hardacker, Andrew Andrew.Hardacker at Compuware.com
Wed Jul 24 22:23:24 CDT 2002

Hope you don't mind me re-posting this query. Just wondering if I need
to write each <EXCLUDE> tag separately (as pictured below) for each excluded
directory ... or is their a "shorthand" way of doing this separating each
dir by delimiters and including all in one <EXCLUDE></EXCLUDE> tag?
> Am putting together a P3P Policy for a client and haven't worked in XML
before. I'd like to write multiple EXCLUDE statements and am wondering if I
need to put an open and close tag for each directory I want to exclude, as
> <POLICY-REF about="/p3p/DBpolicy.xml">
>       <INCLUDE>/*</INCLUDE>
>       <EXCLUDE>/bubbleforms*</EXCLUDE>
>       <EXCLUDE>/cgi-bin*</EXCLUDE>
>       <EXCLUDE>/faq*</EXCLUDE>
>       <EXCLUDE>/files*</EXCLUDE>
>       <EXCLUDE>/zip*</EXCLUDE>

Sharon, this is the correct XML format (assuming you'll close the parent
element with</POLICY-REF>). There is no "shorthand".

Any other format would have to be described in the XML schema, which you can
find at http://www.w3.org/TR/P3P/

More P3P info: http://www.w3.org/P3P/details.html
There's also an online P3P validator here:


Andy Hardacker

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