Payment Method: Basic Card

W3C Working Group Note

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Ian Jacobs (W3C)
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Marcos Cáceres (W3C)
Domenic Denicola (Google)
Adrian Bateman (Microsoft Corporation)
Zach Koch (Google)
Roy McElmurry (Facebook)
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This specification describes data structures and formats, and a simple processing model, to facilitate card-based payments on the Web. It is used by other specifications to facilitate monetary transactions with a "basic-card", such as credit, debit, or prepaid card.

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The Web Payments Working Group has discontinued work on this document. See the Working Group decision for more information.

This document was published by the Web Payments Working Group as a Working Group Note.

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This document was produced by a group operating under the 1 August 2017 W3C Patent Policy. The group does not expect this document to become a W3C Recommendation.

This document is governed by the 15 September 2020 W3C Process Document.