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Re: The Payments Architecture within which a Web Payments Architecture occurs

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 14 May 2015 16:38:38 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhLEMB+rtRSNQ9Ezhbp_QYX0OzyDR_MLRPEsT6UXZR4_Sg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Joseph Potvin <jpotvin@opman.ca>
Cc: Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>
On 14 May 2015 at 16:08, Joseph Potvin <jpotvin@opman.ca> wrote:

> I would like to raise a general consideration to the CG list:
> What aspects of a "Web Payments: Technical Architecture" are unique to
> "Web" mediated payment, what what aspects are generic to payment via any
> medium?
> It seems to me that a generic payments technical architecture provides the
> functional system environment within and upon which a Web payments
> technical architecture occurs.  Therefore it seems to me critical to
> clearly separate these two in the document.
> The thought I'm attempting to underline is that a Web Payments Technical
> Architecture must point to an explicit external source that provides a
> generic Payments Achitecture, preferably one provided and maintained by a
> genuine global standards body, or something that in effect serves that
> function. The generic Payment Architecture ought to be sufficiently refined
> as to be consistent across all media
> A Web Payments Technical Architecture must (I would have thought) restrict
> its additive scope to that which is within the domain of the W3C, while
> explicitly referencing (in its text and diagrams) the generic Payments
> Achitecture that it is engaging.

Web arch is about naming things using URIs as per awww [1].  The payments
work builds on that, and leverages other web technologies such as HTTP,
linked data, JSON LD etc.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/webarch/

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