Re: [webpayments] ACTION: Summarize arguments for/against shipping address capture (#72)

I agree with @adrianba's points too.
I would add the following: if we consider that the concept of check-out is the phase where the consumer must be obtained in a reliable way, secured for all parties, then the shippind address belongs to the key elements of consent; otherwise it would mean that a payment may be initiated with Billing address = Null, and then give room to an issue between Payer and Payee (for instance: "I never received the goods so I reject the payment"). In other words, the consumer might "withdraw his consent" using the billing address issue.
This consideration does not imply, of course, a specific technical solution, but the idea is that the billing address has to be encapsulated before payment request is generated.
In the VISA Direct API named "Create a Sales Transaction", this address is mandatory:

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