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[FYI] (Fwd) W3C releases a public draft : "Common Markup for Web

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Date:          Thu, 18 Mar 1999 14:17:22 -0500
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Subject:       W3C releases a public draft : "Common Markup for Web Micropayment

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Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 17:02:04 +0100
From: thierry MICHEL <tmichel@w3.org>
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Subject: W3C releases a public draft : "Common Markup for Web

Leading the Web to its full potential, the World Wide Web Consortium
(W3C) today released the first public working draft of the "Common
Markup for Web Micropayment Systems" :

The W3C Micropayment activity within the ECommerce Activity [1] has
two Working Groups; Markup Working Group [2] and API Working Group

The Markup Working Group has released a first public W3C Working Draft
"Common Markup for Web Micropayment Systems" [4]. 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 electronic
wallets to coexist in a inter operable manner. The W3C Membership and
other interested parties are invited to review this public
specification and report implementation experience. This Working Draft
should follow the W3C process to W3C Recommendation.

The Markup Working Group should release another public draft "RFD
Markup for Web Micropayment Systems" (still under review within WG)
[5]. This document is an extension to the "Common Markup for Web
Micropayment Systems" Working Draft. It allows to embed in a Web page
micropayment information using the Resource Description Framework
([RDF]), now a W3C Recommendation [6]. It is another example of
implementation allowing different electronic wallets to coexist in a
interpretable manner.

The API Working Group is now working on two Working Drafts:
1- A document to specify the functionalities of the Per Fee Link
Handler (PFLH), a module needed to process information from the
Merchant server for initializing a micropayment with a Client wallet.
(still under review within WG). 2- A document to specify a common
Application Programming Interface (API) for communication from Per Fee
Link Handler (PFLH) to wallet needed to process a micropayment.

Current members of the W3C Micropayment Working Groups are key
industry players who brought their payment system and Web expertise to
the design of this specification. Other interested parties are invited
to join the Micropayment activity.

[1] http://www.w3.org/ECommerce/Activity.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/ECommerce/Micropayments/Group/MarkupWG.html 
(W3C Members only) [3]
http://www.w3.org/ECommerce/Micropayments/Group/APIWG.html     (W3C
Members only) [4] http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-Micropayment-Markup [5]
(W3C Members only) [6] http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-rdf-syntax/


Thierry MICHEL                        	tmichel@w3.org
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Robert A. Hettinga <mailto: rah@philodox.com>
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world] has not been found agreeable to experience." -- Edward Gibbon,
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