BIPs bitcoin improvement proposals

73 - Use "Accept" header for response type negotiation with Payment Request URLs

<pre> BIP: 73 Layer: Applications Title: Use "Accept" header for response type negotiation with Payment Request URLs Author: Stephen Pair <stephen@bitpay.com> Comments-Summary: No comments yet. Comments-URI: https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/wiki/Comments:BIP-0073 Status: Final Type: Standards Track Created: 2013-08-27 </pre> ==Abstract== This BIP describes an enhancement to the payment protocol ([[bip-0070.mediawiki|BIP 70]]) that addresses the need for short URLs when scanning from QR codes. It generalizes the specification for the behavior of a payment request URL in a way that allows the client and server to negotiate the content of the response using the HTTP Accept: header field. Specifically, the client can indicate to the server whether it prefers to receive a bitcoin URI or a payment request. Implementation of this BIP does not require full payment request ([[bip-0070.mediawiki|BIP 70]]) support. ==Motivation== The payment protocol augments the bitcoin: ...