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.