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Re: [Uri-review] Review request for payto URI scheme

From: Andrew Bransford Brown <andrewbb@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 1 May 2017 13:13:27 -0400
Message-ID: <CAPS+YFKMnHnhbkqOjMk4B=pxDMOMtb=ueyd2BNugaTHNX7dOqg@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Nicol <davidnicol@gmail.com>
Cc: Florian Dold <florian.dold@inria.fr>, Web Payments <public-webpayments@w3.org>
Separating currency from the amount prefix solves many problems.  All value
becomes a commodity.  For example, you can send 100 USD or 100 MSFT.

On Sun, Apr 30, 2017 at 9:23 PM, David Nicol <davidnicol@gmail.com> wrote:

> Speaking as one of the earliest persons to propose this kind of thing,
> in 1996, I believe the draft could benefit from some suggestions
> concerning sensible syntaces in the "message" field, which might
> better be pulled out into top-level fields. These fields would
> include, for instance, a specific name for a field that represents a
> specific offer that the payment is made in purchase of, for use in
> reduced-clicking shopping catalogs for instance. On the other hand,
> given the state of the art of shopping cart software, it does make
> sense to delegate the definition of the entirety of the "message"
> field to the implementors of a shopping cart, rather than usurping
> their freedoms through overzealous standardization.
> I hope this comment is useful, thank you, the draft looks entirely
> workable, even though the conflation of "currency" as a prefix to
> "amount" instead of making "currency" another top-level field seems a
> little odd.
> Is Payto envisioned as supporting multiple alternative prices in
> different currencies in one URL, or multiple amounts in multiple
> currencies together as a multi-part price? (this thing costs three AUD
> and two EUR, that's what we need to produce and deliver it, and it is
> more convenient for us to just receive both instead of having to
> convert them on our side) And if so, how are the multiple fields
> differentiated? Easy to imagine various kinds of extensions, but also
> such things would introduce unnecessary complexity.
> But still, for curiousity, why is currency an amount prefix rather
> than its own field?
> > This is a review request for the registration of the payto URI scheme,
> > as per RFC 7595.
> >
> > It is specified in the following Internet Draft:
> > https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-dold-payto/
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Florian
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