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Re: Use of URNs for PMIs

From: Adam Roach <abr@mozilla.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2016 17:30:43 -0500
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Cc: Web Payments Working Group <public-payments-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <9f1bf75a-6aee-90ea-bb0e-89d0d927555b@mozilla.com>
On 8/8/16 17:26, Ian Jacobs wrote:
>   1. It must be possible for the Working Group to mint a payment method identifier for any payment method.
>      1a) The Working Group uses URNs with a root namespace registered with the IETF.
>      1b) W3C is the only entity that can allocate names within that namespace.
>      1c) Names are allocated by Working Group decision. We don’t expect to allocate many names.
>      1d) We can come up with a variety of ways to publish those names

I think that works.

>   2. It must be possible for the anyone to mint a payment method identifier for a payment method under their control.
>      2a) Those parties can use whatever mechanism they want, other than URNs within the W3C namespace.

I would personally be happier if we limited it to (a) URLs under the 
control of the entity minting the payment method, and (b) URNs 
conforming to RFC 3406 (leaving it open for other entities to register 
new URN namespaces for this purpose if they so desire). I'm not 
comfortable with an "any string you want" approach.

Adam Roach
Principal Platform Engineer
Office of the CTO
Received on Monday, 8 August 2016 22:31:15 UTC

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