Ketchpel, S. and Garcia-Molina, H. and Paepcke, A. and Hassan, S. and Cousins, S. (1996) U-PAI: A Universal Payment Application Interface. In: Second USENIX Workshop on Electronic Commerce Proceedings. 1996..
The progress of electronic commerce has been stymied by the lack of widely accepted network payment mechanisms. A number of proposals have been put forward, and each one offers a slightly different protocol and set of features. Yet none has achieved the critical mass to become an accepted standard. We believe that there will continue to be a variety of payment mechanisms, so in this paper we propose U-PAI, a universal payment application interface that will enable a programmer to write for one interface, and then interact with any payment mechanism. Each payment mechanism can support the universal API directly, or a proxy or wrapper can be built to translate U-PAI calls to the appropriate native calls supported by the payment mechanisms. In this paper we illustrate how two such proxies could be built. We also provide, in the appendix, a full CORBA spof U-PAI.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Previous number = SIDL-WP-1996-0039|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||payment mechanism, interoperation, AccountHandle, API|
|Subjects:||Computer Science > Digital Libraries|
Computer Science > E-Commerce
|Related URLs:||Project Homepage||http://www-diglib.stanford.edu/diglib/pub/|
|Deposited By:||Import Account|
|Deposited On:||25 Feb 2000 16:00|
|Last Modified:||09 Dec 2008 08:35|
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