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Re: FYI: Proposal for a "Web Payments Digital Product Management API"

From: Matt Giuca <mgiuca@chromium.org>
Date: Wed, 6 May 2020 14:21:16 +1000
Message-ID: <CAHqYdcaCV9dgGscEUeVk7XAOQRxJgkEcR9jz1mL51-orsLToRw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Rouslan Solomakhin <rouslan@google.com>
Cc: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, "Liquan (Max) Gu" <maxlg@google.com>, Web Payments Working Group <public-payments-wg@w3.org>
Hi Web Payments folks,

Thanks, as Ian said, feedback on the proposal is appreciated. (The latter
was proposed by Max, not me.)

I am putting together a more concrete explainer on this proposal which
should hopefully be ready this week, but general thoughts on this direction
are appreciated any time.


On Tue, 5 May 2020 at 05:22, Rouslan Solomakhin <rouslan@google.com> wrote:

> +Liquan (Max) Gu <maxlg@google.com> is also involved in this work and
> would appreciate feedback.
> On Mon, May 4, 2020 at 3:20 PM Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org> wrote:
>> Dear Web Payments Working Group,
>> I came upon a somewhat recent proposal within the Web Incubator Community
>> Group for a "Web Payments Digital Product Management API” that would work
>> in conjunction with Payment Request. Here’s the proposal from Matt Giuca
>> (of the Chrome Team):
>> https://discourse.wicg.io/t/proposal-web-payments-digital-product-management-api/4350
>> Problem statement:
>>    "The problem we are trying to solve is that Payment Request by itself
>> is inadequate for making in-app purchases in existing digital stores,
>> because that API simply asks the user to make a payment of a certain amount
>> (e.g., “Please authorize a transaction of US$3.00”), which is sufficient
>> for websites selling their own products, but established digital
>> distribution services require apps to make purchases by product IDs, not
>> monetary amounts (e.g., “Please authorize the purchase of SHINY_SWORD”);
>> the price being configured per-region on the backend.”
>> Matt Giuca raised an issue on the Payment Request API that would make the
>> proposal easier to integrate:
>>  Make "total" and "details" optional
>>  https://github.com/w3c/payment-request/issues/912
>> I’m sure Matt would appreciate feedback on either or both of the proposal
>> and the pull request. Thanks!
>> Ian
>> --
>> Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
>> https://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
>> Tel: +1 718 260 9447 <(718)%20260-9447>
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