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Open Payments style guide

Before you commit and publish changes

Run the following command in the doc directory:

npx prettier . --write


Reason 1

It’s an Open Payments thing that was put in long ago. Current assumption: It’s needed because of the way the specs are integrated with the docs.

Reason 2

It removes all original styling and ensures that all outputted code conforms to a consistent style. - prettier docs

For example, if you’re like Melissa and add italics in markdown using single asterisks:

I'm making *this part* italic.

Prettier automatically converts the asterisk set to underscores:

I'm making _this part_ italic.


Common nouns

  • account servicing entity
  • payment pointer
  • wallet address

Proper nouns

  • Interledger, Interledger Protocol
  • Open Payments
  • Rafiki
  • Web Monetization


Open Payments

Spell as two words, not one (OpenPayments).