Re: Priorities (was: Re: Proposed agenda for our call tomorrow (28th April at 16h00 UTC))

Hi Manu,

I agree that parallel work is possible and a good way to make progress on a
wide variety of deliverables.

At the same time I want to make the best use of our time on calls as

It is challenging to ask the group to split their attention to all of the
different streams of work at once and come to calls with the background
they need to discuss them all.

Right now I think finalizing the shape of the browser API is important as
we hear the browser vendors telling us they are keen to start experimenting
with implementations. If we don't give this the attention it deserves we
will end up with an API deployed to browsers that we are not 100% happy
with but that it's very difficult to change.

Also key is ensuring that as those implementations begin that there is an
open ecosystem of payment apps starting to develop and this requires us to
make progress on registration and the interface between the browser and the

On that basis I think we need to dedicate more time on our calls to dealing
with these issues for the next few weeks while the other work continues in
parallel and the discussion happens on the list or GitHub predominantly.


On 28 April 2016 at 05:02, Manu Sporny <> wrote:

> A few thoughts on the priorities of the group.
> WGs rarely work on one priority at a time unless they only have one spec
> they're working on.
> I'll note that Web Apps has 33 specs in their charter, many of them are
> worked on at the same time:
> Web AppSec has 12 specs, a number of which are moved forward in parallel:
> That's not to say we shouldn't have a narrow focus, but there are
> different views on where the priorities should be in this WG (based on,
> for example, which industry each of us is coming from).
> On 04/27/2016 09:12 AM, Telford-Reed, Nick wrote:
> > o   Extensibility (and specifically payment app registration and
> > architecture for browser-payment-api)
> I think AdrianHB is focusing on this and making good progress. I hope
> the WG formally takes on his Architecture proposal next week.
> > o   Moving published working drafts forward and supporting
> > implementations
> I think Zach and AdrianB are focusing on this and making progress.
> > o   Widening the scope of our published work (HTTP API, additional
> > payment methods)
> Dave Longley and I are volunteering to do the HTTP API and Core
> Messages. Matt has volunteered to do SEPA and generalize the Payment
> Method spec writing approach.
> So, we can (and should) work on things in parallel and not block people
> that are motivated to work on particular specs.
> -- manu
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