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

From: Tony Camero <tonycamerobiz@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 14 May 2015 10:30:09 -0500
Message-ID: <CAJqDFU+rZn-wmn1Hvf=pPVtFm2W=fqfcOKO4amKt3CKmPgw4QA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Cc: Joseph Potvin <jpotvin@opman.ca>, Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>
For what it's worth, I share Joseph's perspective in that my company is
creating a web+mobile payments platform that would enable a user to
transact in any single or dual-currency transaction involving potentially
two or more currencies, whether State, virtual, or other flavor... and be
able to transaction in various environments (web/mobile/analog) depending
on the needs of the parties to the transaction.

IMO a standardized "Payments Architecture" should be inclusive of web,
mobile data (SMS or otherwise), bluetooth P2P, and even consider
application to analog/offline payment protocols where practical.



On Thu, May 14, 2015 at 10:06 AM, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
wrote:

>
>
> On 14 May 2015 at 16:59, Joseph Potvin <jpotvin@opman.ca> wrote:
>
>> The issue that I'm raising is that a "Payments Architecture" in general
>> is orthogonal to the "Architecture of the World Wide Web". Any architecture
>> for "web mediated payments" needs to reference a Payments Architecture that
>> is abstracted from whatever media are employed. And any architecture for
>> "web mediated e-commerce" needs to reference an Commerce Architecture that
>> is abstracted from whatever media are employed.
>>
>
> I think I may be slightly confused as to the functions of a "Payments
> Architecture", that are not covered in awww, or the ontologies.  Would you
> be able to elaborate.
>
>
>>
>> Joseph Potvin
>> Operations Manager | Gestionnaire des opérations
>> The Opman Company | La compagnie Opman
>> jpotvin@opman.ca
>> Mobile: 819-593-5983
>>
>> On Thu, May 14, 2015 at 10:38 AM, Melvin Carvalho <
>> melvincarvalho@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 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/
>>>
>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Joseph Potvin
>>>> Operations Manager | Gestionnaire des opérations
>>>> The Opman Company | La compagnie Opman
>>>> jpotvin@opman.ca
>>>> Mobile: 819-593-5983
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> -- Joseph Potvin
>> Operations Manager | Gestionnaire des opérations
>> The Opman Company | La compagnie Opman
>> jpotvin@opman.ca
>> Mobile: 819-593-5983
>>
>>
>
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