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Re: Update on Web Payments Working Group [The Web Browser API Incubation Anti-Pattern]

From: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2016 21:37:07 +0200
To: Roger Bass <roger@traxiant.com>
Cc: Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <570413E3.4010900@gmail.com>
On 2016-04-05 19:33, Roger Bass wrote:
> This seems to be a time for big picture reflections.

Indeed.  IMO we need to start with questions rather than with answers.

The IMO #1 question is: Should the imagined effort depend on new technology in browsers or not?

Why is that important?  Because if the answer is "Yes" it effectively means that the task is (more or less) owned by the browser vendors [1].
If OTOH the answer is "No", I don't see that the effort has a clear binding to W3C except for marketing reasons.

Cheers,
Anders

1] Experienced standards editor Ian Hickson explains it pretty well:
http://manu.sporny.org/2016/browser-api-incubation-antipattern/#comment-29249

"Fundamentally, the people who write the code have all the power. That’s always been the case"
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