Preparing to Advance Payment Request API 1.0 to Recommendation

Today we kicked off the process that, ideally, will result in the publication of Payment Request API 1.0 as a W3C Recommendation in Q1 2021.

The Web Payments Working Group and other W3C groups now have an opportunity to respond to a Call for Consensus to publish Payment Request API as a revised Candidate Recommendation. W3C Process requires us to return to “CR” because we removed a small number of features for which we don’t have interoperable implementations.

At the Working Group’s meeting 19-22 October we will discuss the plan to “get to Recommendation.” We will also discuss the evolution the API thereafter, grounded in our discussions with the payments industry.

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

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