Added versions of terms
authorShane McCarron <>
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 09:59:12 -0500
changeset 457 da08f9d255ae
parent 456 a4fb895b1cfb
child 467 66b6f8ab7712
Added versions of terms

ReSpec now supports aliases for definitions. This will make it way easier to ensure that we are referring to terms.
--- a/latest/common/terms.html	Wed Jul 15 02:10:36 2015 -0400
+++ b/latest/common/terms.html	Wed Jul 15 09:59:12 2015 -0500
@@ -6,14 +6,14 @@
 <dl class="termlist">
-  <dt><dfn>account</dfn></dt>
+  <dt><dfn lt="account|accounts">account</dfn></dt>
   <dd>[PSD2] an account held in the name of one or more payment service
   users which is used for the execution of payment transactions.
   [Capabilities] An account is a store of value with a balance and a
   history of debits and credits that affect that balance</dd>
-  <dt><dfn>account provider</dfn></dt>
+  <dt><dfn lt="account provider|account providers">account provider</dfn></dt>
   <dd>[PSD2] account servicing payment service provider: a payment
   service provider providing and maintaining the payment account from
@@ -46,19 +46,19 @@
   the netting of orders and the establishment of final positions for
-  <dt><dfn>credit institution</dfn></dt>
+  <dt><dfn lt="credit institution|credit institutions">credit institution</dfn></dt>
   <dd>[ECB] a company duly authorized to carry out banking transactions
   on a regular basis (i.e. to receive deposits from the public, carry
   out credit transactions, make funds available and manage means of
-  <dt><dfn>customer</dfn></dt>
+  <dt><dfn lt="customer|customers">customer</dfn></dt>
   <dd>An entity paying to receive goods, services, or other things of
   value; abstractly known as a payer.</dd>
-  <dt><dfn>electronic money institution</dfn></dt>
+  <dt><dfn lt="electronic money institution|electronic money institutions">electronic money institution</dfn></dt>
   <dd>[ECB] a term used in EU legislation to designate credit
   institutions which are governed by a simplified regulatory regime
@@ -66,7 +66,7 @@
   and the provision of financial and non-financial services closely
   related to the issuance of electronic money.</dd>
-  <dt><dfn>entity</dfn></dt>
+  <dt><dfn lt="entity|entities">entity</dfn></dt>
   <dd>A person, organization, or software agent that is capable of
   interacting with the world.</dd>
@@ -81,39 +81,39 @@
   limitations as to who may join the scheme, as long as the requirements
   of the scheme are met.</dd>
-  <dt><dfn>identity</dfn></dt>
+  <dt><dfn lt="identity|identities">identity</dfn></dt>
   <dd>A set of information that can be used to identify a particular
   entity such as a person, software agent, or organization. An entity
   may have multiple identities associated with it.</dd>
-  <dt><dfn>ledger</dfn></dt>
+  <dt><dfn lt="ledger|ledgers">ledger</dfn></dt>
   <dd>[Merriam-Webster] a book containing accounts to which debits and
   credits are posted from books of original entry</dd>
-  <dt><dfn>merchant</dfn></dt>
+  <dt><dfn lt="merchant|merchants">merchant</dfn></dt>
   <dd>An entity receiving payment for goods, services, or other things
   of value; abstractly known as a payee.</dd>
-  <dt><dfn>payee</dfn></dt>
+  <dt><dfn lt="payee|payees">payee</dfn></dt>
   <dd>An entity that receives funds as required by a transaction.</dd>
-  <dt><dfn>payer</dfn></dt>
+  <dt><dfn lt="payer|payers">payer</dfn></dt>
   <dd>An entity that provides a source of funds as required by a
-  <dt><dfn>payment</dfn></dt>
+  <dt><dfn lt="payment|payments">payment</dfn></dt>
   <dd>[ECB] in a strict sense, a payment is a transfer of funds which
   discharges an obligation on the part of a payer vis-a-vis a payee.
   However, in a technical or statistical sense, it is often used as a
   synonym for <a>transfer order</a></dd>
-  <dt><dfn>payment instrument</dfn></dt>
+  <dt><dfn lt="payment instrument|payment instruments">payment instrument</dfn></dt>
   <dd>A mechanism used to transfer value from a <a>payer</a> to a
   <a>payee</a>. Examples: Corporate Visa card, personal Visa card, a
@@ -123,24 +123,24 @@
   order to initiate a payment order. [ECB] a tool or a set of procedures
   enabling the transfer of funds from a payer to a payee.</dd>
-  <dt><dfn>payment orchestrator</dfn></dt>
+  <dt><dfn lt="payment orchestrator|payment orchestrators">payment orchestrator</dfn></dt>
   <dd>The payment orchestrator is the entity or entities (payer, payee
   or payment service provider) that are orchestrating the steps required
   to complete the payment flow.</dd>
-  <dt><dfn>payment order</dfn></dt>
+  <dt><dfn lt="payment order|payment orders">payment order</dfn></dt>
   <dd>[PSD2] any instruction by a payer or payee to his payment service
   provider requesting the execution of a payment transaction</dd>
-  <dt><dfn>payment processor</dfn></dt>
+  <dt><dfn lt="payment processor|payment processors">payment processor</dfn></dt>
   <dd>An <a>entity</a> that submits and processes payments using a
   particular <a>payment instrument</a> to a payment network. Examples:
   Stripe, PayPal,, Atos, FedACH.</dd>
-  <dt><dfn>payment scheme</dfn></dt>
+  <dt><dfn lt="payment scheme|payment schemes">payment scheme</dfn></dt>
   <dd>Sets of rules and technical standards for the execution of payment
   <a title="transaction">transactions</a> that have to be followed by
@@ -151,7 +151,7 @@
   interbank rules, practices and standards necessary for the functioning
   of payment services.</dd>
-  <dt><dfn>payment service provider</dfn></dt>
+  <dt><dfn lt="payment service provider|payment service providers">payment service provider</dfn></dt>
     [PSD] A body executing payment services such as
@@ -174,25 +174,25 @@
-  <dt><dfn>pull payment</dfn> or <dfn>payee-initiated payment</dfn></dt>
+  <dt><dfn lt="pull payment|pull payments">pull payment</dfn> or <dfn lt="payee-initiated payment|payee-initiated payments">payee-initiated payment</dfn></dt>
   <dd>A type of <a>transaction</a> where the <a>payee</a> initiates the
   funds transfer from the <a>payee</a>. A credit card payment is an
   example of a pull payment.</dd>
-  <dt><dfn>purchase</dfn></dt>
+  <dt><dfn lt="purchase|purchases">purchase</dfn></dt>
   <dd>Activities surrounding and including a transaction (e.g.,
   discovery of an offer, negotiation of terms, selection of payment
   instrument, delivery, etc.).</dd>
-  <dt><dfn>push payment</dfn> or <dfn>payer-initiated payment</dfn></dt>
+  <dt><dfn lt="push payment|push payments">push payment</dfn> or <dfn lt="payer-initiated payment|payer-initiated payments">payer-initiated payment</dfn></dt>
   <dd>A type of <a>transaction</a> where the <a>payer</a> initiates the
   funds transfer to the <a>payee</a>. PayPal is an example of a push
-  <dt><dfn>regulator</dfn></dt>
+  <dt><dfn lt="regulator|regulators">regulator</dfn></dt>
   <dd>The regulator is responsible for monitoring some payments
   activities and enforcing legal requirements.</dd>
@@ -212,20 +212,20 @@
   (who has a relationship with the Acceptor), but where the Issuer and
   the Acquirer are the same entity.</dd>
-  <dt><dfn>transaction</dfn></dt>
+  <dt><dfn lt="transaction|transactions">transaction</dfn></dt>
   <dd>An economic exchange between a <a>payer</a> and one or more
   <a title="payee">payees</a>. An agreement, communication, or movement
   carried out between a buyer and a seller to exchange an asset for
-  <dt><dfn>transfer order</dfn></dt>
+  <dt><dfn lt="transfer order|transfer orders">transfer order</dfn></dt>
   <dd>[ECB] an order or message requesting the transfer of assets (e.g.
   funds, securities, other financial instruments or commodities) from
   the debtor to the creditor</dd>
-  <dt><dfn>wallet</dfn></dt>
+  <dt><dfn lt="wallet|wallets">wallet</dfn></dt>
     a software service, providing similar functions in the digital world
@@ -246,4 +246,4 @@
     receipts, coupons, and identification.
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