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Re: Web Payment Software Design Patterns

From: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 02 Nov 2014 17:54:40 +0100
Message-ID: <545661D0.5000606@gmail.com>
To: Joseph Potvin <jpotvin@opman.ca>, Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>
On 2014-11-02 15:45, Joseph Potvin wrote:
> Has anyone on this list come across (or co-produced) a high-level comparison of the mechanics of transactions within the different payments' software systems: debit card, credit card, automated clearing house (incl. direct deposit), wire transfer, giro, ripple, blockchain systems? What I have in mind are comparable class diagrams and activity (swimlane) diagrams for each.
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> I think what I'm imagining is something like a "Web Payment Software Design Patterns" collection.
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> If a functional systems comparison isn't available presently, does anyone else on this list think such a collection would be useful? For my own work, such a diagrammatic taxonomy will be useful. If it's not yet started, I'll do so.
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> It seems to me that a comparable set of system-level diagrams in this form would be useful towards advancing common undestanding about the contibutions and limitations of a W3C specification on web payments. For example, in the various activity diagrams, the generic "browser" would occupy one of the swimlanes. What would happen within this column, and in what order, will need to be the same for each payment method, I reckon. For the various class diagrams, there would be a package that expresses the scope of the W3C specification, which contains a set of classes with their respective sets of attributes.
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> Useful?  Not useful?

This would indeed be very useful!
There's a giant collection of use-cases to go through.
Who could possibly spend all those cycles?

The WebCrypto++ Demo & Documentation took TWO full months creating plus several days of server work but it should probably be considered as research since it doesn't exist in the real world (yet).

BTW, it seems awfully hard getting detailed information about Google's and Apple's payment systems.

Anders

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