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First Public Working Draft of Payment Request API Specifications

April 21st, 2016

The Web Payments Working Group has published First Public Working Drafts of the following specifications. These are the first of a suite of specifications to make payments on the Web easier and more secure.

  • Payment Request API, which describes a web API to allow merchants (i.e., web sites selling physical or digital goods) to easily accept payments through different payment methods with minimal integration.
  • Basic Card Payment describes the data formats used by the Payment Request API to support payment by payment cards such as credit or debit cards.
  • Payment Method Identifiers defines payment method identifier strings so that components in the payment ecosystem can determine which parties support which payment methods.

The Working Group published a FAQ and welcomes feedback on these early drafts.