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DECISION: Regarding Call for Consensus to Publish Payment Request API and Payment Method Identifiers as Recommendations

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2022 10:19:30 -0600
Cc: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>, Wendy Seltzer <wseltzer@w3.org>
Message-Id: <DB918CD8-22B2-4B1A-825C-D554713465FA@w3.org>
To: Web Payments Working Group <public-payments-wg@w3.org>
Dear Web Payments Working Group,

The Call for Consensus [1] to publish Payment Request API and Payment Method Identifiers as Recommendations ended on 11 January with three statements of support and an objection from Criteo. We consider the objection from Criteo to be a strict subset of the Formal Objection raised during the Proposed Recommendation review. Three additional statements of support for the proposal arrived after the Call for Consensus deadline.

Criteo shared its perspectives on the Formal Objection at the 13 January Working Group meeting [2]. During that call it seemed that
there might still be an opportunity to address the remaining aspects of the Formal Objection. Although we did not hear support for adding text that refers to disintermediation (or similar), we did perceive an opportunity to address the remaining aspects of the Formal Objection by including an enumeration of acceptable reasons for stopping the show() algorithm in steps 3.6 and 3.12. Criteo summarized solutions that might address their concerns in a 14 January email [3].

In an effort to build on the 13 January discussion, the Chairs then invited proposals from 18 to 28 January [4]. We received no new
proposals. On 4 February, Google indicated [5] lack of support for an enumeration approach.

In our 18 January message [4] the Chairs wrote:

  "If the Chairs do not see signs of likely consensus, we will conclude that further consensus is unlikely and we will request
  advancement to Recommendation with no changes to the specification."

Given the lack of support for the Criteo proposal and the absence of additional proposals, the Chairs announce a decision to request that the Director publish Payment Request API and Payment Method Identifiers as Recommendations.

Thank you all for efforts on this topic.

For the co-Chairs,
Ian Jacobs

[1] https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-payments-wg/2022Jan/0000.html
[2] https://www.w3.org/2022/01/13-wpwg-minutes
[3] https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-payments-wg/2022Jan/0023.html
[4] https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-payments-wg/2022Jan/0030.html
[5] https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-payments-wg/2022Feb/0002.html

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