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Re: Analysis of W3C Web Payments Specifications (2017)

From: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2017 15:53:58 +0100
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, Web Payments Working Group <public-payments-wg@w3.org>
Cc: Web Commerce IG <public-webcommerce-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6c9d2f11-729c-3e70-1d7e-34e5f0d2098b@gmail.com>
On 2017-11-01 15:27, Manu Sporny wrote:
> On 11/01/2017 02:11 AM, Anders Rundgren wrote:
>> Your analysis is 100% correct when looking from a Web(only)
>> perspective.
> 
> Thanks, Anders. :)
> 
> I should point out that we aren't looking at this from a Web-only
> perspective... the Web Handler architecture needs to bridge both Web and
> native apps. It should be just as easy to register a native app to
> handle Web Handler Requests as it is to register and use a Web-based
> handler.

Agreed.  Unfortunately discussions around this theme initiated by me
in the TAG list didn't go anywhere.  In fact, I was STRONGLY requested
NOT proposing opportunities mixing the Web with Native since

   "This is the W3C and we only deal with the [TRUE] Web".

Therefore we are de-facto stuck with the PaymentRequest API which
(through undocumented methods), is claimed providing a secure but
application-specific, "bridge" between the Web and the Native world.

So I have [finally] given up and [sort of] "embraced" the PaymentRequest
API as well :-)

Anders
Received on Wednesday, 1 November 2017 14:54:24 UTC

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