Candidate Recommendation Snapshot: Payment Request API (Call for Wide Review)

Payment Request API

feedback due by: July 27, 2021

Published by
 Web Payments Working Group


This specification standardizes an API to allow merchants (i.e. web sites selling physical or digital goods) to utilize one or more payment methods with minimal integration. User agents (e.g., browsers) facilitate the payment flow between merchant and user.

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The working group maintains a list of all bug reports that the group has not yet addressed. Pull requests with proposed specification text for outstanding issues are strongly encouraged. 

The working group will demonstrate implementation experience by producing an implementation report. The report will show two or more independent implementations passing each mandatory test in the test suite (i.e., each test corresponds to a MUST requirement of the specification). 

There has been no change in dependencies on other workings groups during the development of this specification. 

This document was published by the Web Payments Working Group as a Candidate Recommendation Snapshot. This document is intended to become a W3C Recommendation.

GitHub Issues are preferred for discussion of this specification.

Publication as a Candidate Recommendation does not imply endorsement by the W3C Membership. A Candidate Recommendation Snapshot has received wide review and is intended to gather implementation experience.

This Candidate Recommendation is not expected to advance to Proposed Recommendation any earlier than 27 July 2021.

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Changes since last publication 

This version of the specification removes data features from the API, essentially pushing data details to payment method descriptions. The complete list of changes, including all editorial changes, is viewable in the commit history. Key set of changes are viewable in the Changelog.

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Received on Tuesday, 29 June 2021 06:34:29 UTC