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Re: [w3c/webpayments] Clarify the concepts of enabled vs. supported (#132)

From: Adrian Hope-Bailie <notifications@github.com>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2016 09:32:18 -0700
To: w3c/webpayments <webpayments@noreply.github.com>
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Message-ID: <w3c/webpayments/pull/132/r64931958@github.com>
> -            appropriate to process a given payment request.</p>
> +        <p>For a given <a>payment method</a> supported by a given <a>payment
> +            app</a>, the <a>payment method</a> can be in one of two states:</p>
> +        <dl>
> +            <dt><dfn id="payment-app-enabled-payment-method">enabled</dfn></dt>
> +            <dd>
> +                <p>A <a>payment app</a> can define a payment method as <a>enabled
> +                    </a> by adding it to the <code><a>enabled_methods</a></code>
> +                    list. If a payment app defines a payment method as <a>enabled
> +                    </a>, then it MUST be able to process any payment
> +                    request that lists that payment method as supported and is
> +                    formatted correctly according to the <a>payment method
> +                    specification</a> for that payment method.</p>
> +                <p>A <a>user agent</a> SHOULD NOT define a payment method as <a>
> +                    enabled</a> unless one of the following criteria is met:
> +                    </p>

What does it mean for a **user agent** to define a payment method as enabled? The user agent doesn't know anything except what the payment app tells it during registration.

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