[Openid-specs-fapi] W3C ditched PaymentHandler

Anders Rundgren anders.rundgren.net at gmail.com
Fri Aug 6 12:02:18 UTC 2021

Unsurprisingly [1] the W3C gave up [2] https://www.w3.org/TR/payment-handler/ since it gathered no support except by the originator (Google).  The latter is the official explanation; the actual cause is you couldn't build something comparable to "Apple Pay" with it.  That is, PaymentHandler suffered from the same problem as OAuth2.

Conclusion: In spite of Open Banking, PSD2, and SCA, on-line payments are by no means a "deal done".


1] https://github.com/cyberphone/doc/blob/gh-pages/payments/paymenthandler.md#the-w3c-paymenthandler
2] See "Other deliverables" in: https://www.w3.org/Payments/WG/charter-2021.html

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