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Re: Payments as a CSV

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 18:30:53 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhKwxt-ZC8xQ=BO7YyZGBReEu78QaaSPTFcNwRSNA-77Fw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Web Payments <public-webpayments@w3.org>
On 20 September 2012 11:46, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>wrote:

> I was looking recently at the way that paypal handle bulk payments ... a
> screenshot is below
>
> https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/demo/batch_format.gif
>
> <user1>  <amount>  <currency>  <user2>  <comment>
>
> I realized this is very close to the webcredits fields without the
> timestamp, and some of the meta fields (eg id, type, context, scheme)
>
> I figured this might be a nice shorthand to store IOUs e.g. on paper, or
> on a phone etc
>
> Alice     10      USD     Bob     pizza
>
> For example could be a line easily transerable to a universal webcredits
> format
>

dwolla mass pay seems to have a different csv format :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzARLFqAxGM&feature=player_embedded


>
>
> Rules:
>
> Alice -> Is looked up to go from a local identifier to a universal on
> processing
> 10 -> is validated as a float
> Bob -> Is looked up to go from a local identifier to a universal on
> processing
> pizza -> is processed for escaped characters and recorded as a string
>
> Two questions
>
> 1. Which delimiter to use, or leave it open as per csv
> 2. Add timestamp as optional or just take it from the file?
>
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