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Re: [payment agent] Payment architecture feature priorities

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:38:37 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhJf81XiMxXBqvyXJYOnKBpLvLYWcwdvc3fmYMssy7jC3Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dave Longley <dlongley@digitalbazaar.com>
Cc: Web Payments <public-webpayments@w3.org>
On 24 April 2015 at 16:48, Dave Longley <dlongley@digitalbazaar.com> wrote:

> On 04/24/2015 10:12 AM, Anders Rundgren wrote:
>
>> On 2015-04-24 15:47, Tony Camero wrote:
>>
>>> Why would the the building blocks/protocols for web payments not
>>> directly migrate
>>>
>> > into native apps?  Any native app could certainly meet the requirements
>> set for
>> > a web payments. It seems inclusive to me.
>>
>> It is the opposite that doesn't work smoothly, making
>> Web(browser)-payments a difficult target for innovation.
>>
>
> I think, at least to start, the browser would function primarily as a
> decision assistant and a conduit for ferrying messages between the various
> participants in the payment process. That should, in no way, get in the way
> of innovation by payment applications, providers, etc. Rather, it will
> assist them by letting them function with a standardized set of
> expectations. Also, note that a "user agent" or "payment agent" isn't
> limited to a "browser", rather a browser is one example of a piece of
> software that implements (or would implement) it.


Dave, what I'm finding so far is that when you make a wallet multi user, in
a decentralized way, it can run in the browser too.


>
>
>
>> Anders
>>
>>
>>> On Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 6:25 AM, Anders Rundgren <
>>> anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com <mailto:anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webpayments-ig/2015Apr/0145.html
>>>
>>>     "One suggestion is not to rule out local apps for the initial
>>> charter.  W3C is seeking to close the gap with native, but this is a long
>>> term goal, and in the short term we should acknowledge that developers are
>>> likely to be attracted to native apps due to the richer capabilities
>>> available to native apps compared with web apps"
>>>
>>>     Finally a description that matches the reality!
>>>
>>>     Browsers are static bloated "monoliths" that doesn't enable
>>> third-party innovation.
>>>
>>>     Anders
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
> --
> Dave Longley
> CTO
> Digital Bazaar, Inc.
> http://digitalbazaar.com
>
>
>
Received on Friday, 24 April 2015 15:39:08 UTC

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