[Bitcoin-development] Error handling in payment protocol (BIP-0070 and BIP-0072)

Kevin Greene kgreenek at gmail.com
Sun Apr 27 07:53:25 UTC 2014


Keep in mind that links don't always come embedded in html. Think of native
mobile apps.



On Sat, Apr 26, 2014 at 10:43 AM, Ross Nicoll <jrn at jrn.me.uk> wrote:

> I'd be very cautious of security implications of embedding files into
> the payment request. Even file formats one would presume safe, such as
> images, have had security issues (i.e.
> https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms11-006 )
>
> Longer term I was wondering about embedding the PaymentRequest into web
> pages directly via the <object> tag, which could eliminate need for
> BIP0072 and potentially improve user interface integration that way.
> Obviously this would require browser plugins, however.
>
> Ross
>
> On 26/04/14 18:36, Mike Hearn wrote:
> >> PaymentRequests are limited to 50,000 bytes. I can't think of a reason
> why
> >> Payment messages would need to be any bigger than that. Submit a pull
> >> request to the existing BIP.
> >>
> > In future it might be nice to have images and things in the payment
> > requests, to make UIs look prettier. But with the current version 50kb
> > should be plenty indeed.
> >
>
>
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