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Re: Web Payments - 21 years ago

From: David Nicol <davidnicol@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2015 09:57:01 -0600
Message-ID: <CAFwScO96JAUGpJT8+qqgHUuMV6TWH_UFHLFKMLMrfzpBRgdBCQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Cc: Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>, Web Payments IG <public-webpayments-ig@w3.org>, Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>
On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 7:12 AM, Anders Rundgren <
anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com> wrote:

> 2. The messages that form part of this flow. Although clearly these
> > messages will be "envelopes" for payment method specific data as
> required by implementors.
>
> Here you immediately run into a problem:
> How can you interpret/decipher currently unknown/undocumented payment
> method specific data?
> Answer: You cannot.


As someone whose system was also written up roughly twenty years ago in the
NY Times, before PayPal launched and established all the legal precedent, I
was a little disappointed that the article wasn't that one. Ha. Anyway,
Anders's point reinforces what I've been saying in these work groups, which
is that the benefit will be establishment of new and clear jargon, such as
the excellent "super-provider."
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