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W3C workshop on payments and the Web?

From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2012 11:46:21 +0100
Message-ID: <4FACEDFD.7060600@w3.org>
To: public-webpayments@w3.org
CC: Alan Bird <abird@w3.org>
The W3C Team recently organized a task force on web payments as part of
our headlights process for up and coming areas, and we would like to
invite your comments on the information we have collected [1], and your
suggestions for possible next steps in regard to standardization work at
W3C.

There are many different possible approaches to payments on the Web, and
we focused on the scenario where a web application is seeking a payment
from the user. Web Intents looks like a promising means to allow for web
applications to request payments, leaving the user free to pick her
preferred means of payment. This approach is agnostic with respect to
the many existing or planned payment solutions. There is also a role for
standards aimed at enabling value-added third party services that
complement payment services.

What should W3C do next?  We could organize a workshop later this year
or early next year, which would provide a venue for the CG to report its
findings, and would bring together a wide range of stakeholders from
different backgrounds. Your comments and suggestions are welcomed.

[1]  http://www.w3.org/wiki/Payments_Task_Force

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