This page summarizes the relationships among specifications, whether they are finished standards or drafts. Below, each title links to the most recent version of a document.
W3C Recommendations have been reviewed by W3C Members, by software developers, and by other W3C groups and interested parties, and are endorsed by the Director as Web Standards. Learn more about the W3C Recommendation Track.
Group Notes are not standards and do not have the same level of W3C endorsement.
This document describes the current W3C activities related to Electronic Commerce for the purpose of assessing the Consortium's future role in ecommerce-related work. It presents the work within the W3C Electronic Commerce Activity and across all W3C Activities which are directly related to Electronic Commerce. We expect this paper to serve as the basis for a discussion of W3C's role in ecommerce arena and, in particular, the future of the Electronic Commerce Interest Group.
Below are draft documents: Candidate Recommendations, Last Call Drafts, other Working Drafts. Some of these may become Web Standards through the W3C Recommendation Track process. Others may be published as Group Notes or become obsolete specifications.
These specifications have either been superseded by others, or have been abandoned. They remain available for archival purposes, but are not intended to be used.
This specification provides an extensible way to embed in a Web page all the information necessary to initialize a micropayment (amounts and currencies, payment systems, etc). This embedding allows different micropayment electronic wallets to coexist in a interoperable manner.