Re: [webpayments] PROPOSAL: The Web Payments browser API should not support the collection of shipping information through API calls (#63)

@zkoch wrote:
> I have confirmed with Mike West that this is not currently what is being proposed. They have built what is, in effect, a "sign in" API.

There was a very active discussion a number of months ago where we asked that the CM API be renamed to a "Login API" (because it wasn't doing generic 'Credentials'). There was push-back on that because there was an assertion that the CM API could be extended beyond just Login credentials (even though that's what they're currently chartered to do). The CM API has extension points to get other types of credentials that we have vetted over the past year to ensure that you could do things like getting shipping address credentials:

My point here is: there exists an API that we could do shipping address credentials through other than the paymentRequest API. So, why are we re-inventing the wheel in WPWG instead of re-using the CM API?

If @mikewest is asserting that the CM API is just for login credentials, then we should request that that API be renamed to something like the "Login Credential API" or the "Login Management API".

If @mikewest is asserting that the CM API does have extension points and it's up to other groups to use those as they see fit, then we should request that the paymentRequest API use the CM API instead of re-inventing the wheel.

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Received on Friday, 22 January 2016 15:50:58 UTC