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Re: CfC on publishing HTTP API and Core Messages - ACTION REQUIRED

From: Shane McCarron <shane@spec-ops.io>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:09:02 -0500
Message-ID: <CAJdbnOBm6cXw5gyEOUVOnazYAcuXshVRzi-3mis2tRrh_C7erg@mail.gmail.com>
Cc: Payments WG Public <public-payments-wg@w3.org>
Thanks for initiating this CfC!  Spec-Ops comments are below:

The HTTP API:

1.  Spec-Ops supports publishing an FPWD to raise awareness of this
important part of our work and encourage the broader community to review
and comment on the spec.

As an aside, Spec-Ops plans to build at least two implementations of this
spec. We feel strongly that open source implementations of this protocol
are key building blocks to the future of commerce.

Note that I am an editor on this and the Core Messages specs, so I suspect
I am slightly biased.


The Core Messages API:

1. Spec-Ops supports publishing an FPWD of this spec.  Having a separate
document in which the messages are defined will help with consistency of
approach as the ecosystem we are defining expands. Moreover, using a
separate document to manage the definitions allows for a clean separation
between the payload of the communications and the protocol.

Spec-Ops is open to changing the name of the spec to HTTP API Core Messages
if that would help alleviate concerns about any premature architectural
implications.

With my editor hat on, I want to stress that I expect the messages here to
remain consistent with those in the Browser Payments API and Payment App
specs.  The essentials of all these messages can (and must) remain
harmonized or the burden on developers will be unreasonable going forward.




-- 
Shane McCarron
Projects Manager, Spec-Ops
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