Payment Application Programmers Interface (API) for v1.0 Internet Open Trading Protocol (IOTP)
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, trade mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.orgListX.com>, trade chair <email@example.com> Subject: Document Action: 'Payment API for v1.0 Internet Open Trading Protocol (IOTP)' to Informational RFC The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Payment API for v1.0 Internet Open Trading Protocol (IOTP) ' <draft-ietf-trade-iotp-v1.0-papi-07.txt> as an Informational RFC This document is the product of the Internet Open Trading Protocol Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Scott Hollenbeck and Lisa Dusseault. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-trade-iotp-v1.0-papi-07.txt
Technical Summary The Internet Open Trading Protocol provides a data exchange format for trading purposes while integrating existing pure payment protocols seamlessly. This motivates the multiple layered system architecture which consists of at least some generic IOTP application core and multiple specific payment modules. This document addresses a common interface between the IOTP application core and the payment modules, enabling the interoperability between these kinds of modules. Furthermore, such an interface provides the foundations for a plug-in- mechanism in actual implementations of IOTP application cores. Such interfaces exist at the Consumers', the Merchants' and the Payment Handlers' installations connecting the IOTP application core and the payment software components/legacy systems. Working Group Summary This document is a product of the TRADE working group. Protocol Quality Ned Freed reviewed the protocol for the IESG.