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WAP and WML

  • What is WAP?
    Wireless Application Protocol, or WAP, is the de facto worldwide standard for providing Internet communications and advanced telephony services on digital mobile phones, pagers, personal digital assistants and other wireless terminals.

    The Wireless Application Protocol is a standard developed by the WAP Forum, a group founded by Nokia, Ericsson, Phone.com (formerly Unwired Planet), and Motorola. WAP defines a communications protocol as well as an application environment. In essence, it is a standardized technology for cross-platform, distributed computing.

    External linkWAPForum Web site.


  • What is WML?
    WML (Wireless Markup Language), formerly called HDML (Handheld Devices Markup Language), is a markup language that is based on XML (eXtensible Markup Language). The official WML specification is developed and maintained by the WAP Forum, an industry-wide consortium founded by Nokia, Phone.com, Motorola, and Ericsson. This specification defines the syntax, variables, and elements used in a valid WML file.


Read Chapter 1: Introducing WAP and WML (996KB PDF) from the book Getting Started with WAP and WML (Sybex Inc.)

  • Introduction to WAP

  • WAP Introduction  WAP Who Are the Players?  WAP in the Corporations  WAP Standards

  • WAP An Introduction

  • Developing in VoiceXML: Teaching your Web sites to talk

  • Chapter 16: Mobile Device Development with ASP.NET from the book Inside ASP.NET

  • Enabling Web Applications for Wireless Devices

  • The Wireless Markup Language (WML)

  • A WML Primer

  • Pervasive Computing with WML

  • Introducing WML and WMLScript

  • Building WAP Services

  • The Independent WAP WML FAQ

  • Listen to WAP Briefing

  • Go Wireless



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