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First draft of Browser Payments 1.0 spec published

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Tue, 07 May 2013 13:14:08 -0400
Message-ID: <51893660.5000208@digitalbazaar.com>
To: Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>
Browser Payments 1.0 API

Kumar McMillan (Mozilla) and I (PaySwarm/Web Payments) have just
published the first Web Payments Community Group draft of the Browser
Payments 1.0 API.

The purpose of the spec is to establish a way to initiate payments from
within the browser. It is currently a direct port of the mozPay API
framework that is integrated into Firefox OS. It enables Web content to
initiate payment or issue a refund for a product or service. Once
implemented in the browser, a Web author may issue navigator.payment()
function to initiate a payment.

The current spec can be read here:


The github repo for the spec is here:


Keep in mind that this is a very, very early draft of the spec. There
are lots of prose issues as well as bugs that need to be sorted out.
There are also a number of things that we need to discuss about the spec
and how it fits into the larger Web ecosystem. Things like how it
integrates with Persona and PaySwarm are still details that we need to
suss out. There is an bug issue tracker for the spec here:


The Mozilla guys will be on next week's Web Payments telecon for a Q/A
session about this specification. Join us if you're interested in
payments in the browser. The call is open to the public, details about
joining and listening in can be found here:


-- manu

Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny, G+: +Manu Sporny)
Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
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