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    X/HTML vs. WML

    Which is better, writing a mobile-oriented site in x/html or wml? I thought wml was the only language for web-enabled phones, but all the mobile versions of sites that I visit are all done in some flavor of xhtml.

    Any comments?

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    Re: X/HTML vs. WML

    Originally posted by gianna
    I visit are all done in some flavor of xhtml.

    Any comments?

    -g
    cHTML????

    It seemed for some time that small devices will only use some sort of WML,however,with the technology advancing everyday(litterally),I'd say scrap the WML and start using xHTML.
    I think most of the very recent mobile phones have built in xHTML browsers(and why not? it save heck allots of effort to create same pages twice,since upgrading an HTML page to xHTML isn't a problem at all).
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    What's cHTML?

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    EDIT: I feel like a fool as I very well should.
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    Originally posted by MstrBob
    I believe he was "making a funny".
    excuse the me.....???

    its usually better not to say anything where you have nothing to add...

    anyways..

    cHTML = compact HTML (a subset of html)

    It is intended to be used in small devices such as PDA's mobile phones etc...if I am not mistaken it was introduced by some Japanese company few years back)

    a google search will result some good resources( I hope)
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    WML is the only language that can be used with WAP phones. Newer phones with GPRS access and larger screens can often use xHTML; WML is actually really easy to use though, and contains some features like variables that allow basic client-side scripting, as well as forms to be used.

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    XHTML Basic was supposed to be the solution; and is still supposed to supersede WML but the older generation of phones are still on WML.

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    so what would be a safe language to design for all phones. I want this to be acessible lol .

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