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    WML and WAP

    If I want my website to be viewed by either a browser or a mobile device, what do I have to use? WML? XML? HTML? Please let me know.

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    For a browser HTML and XML are used, and for a mobile phone that would be WML.

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    So which one...

    tells my site to display which version? Or that's done at the device level? That is, if I access via browser then look for index.htm else look for index.wml? Please explain if I have to make two versions of my pages?

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    When I used wap on my phone to go to a specific page, it was always a .wml

    But seriously - I don't even use it anymore, it's a pointless gadget.

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    Yes, it's totally useless - I really don't see why anyone should use it, really.
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    It's a server side issue, there is some configuration to be done on the server side for serving WML pages. The device will tell the server that it is, in fact a mobile device.

    Most likely you will have to develop a new set of pages for display on WAP devices.

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    ...if there is any point!?

    The only thing I found it useful for was checking email - but if the message was more than a few lines long - it was a frinkin nightmare!!!

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    You would need WML and reduce your content to 4 lines of text, otherwise, any major company downloading you content would have to file for a bankruptcy, because of the costs.

    IMHO, WAP is the most stupid thing ever. A recent article on sitepoint related to making your site PDA-frindly, which seemed much more interesting.
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