Yup. That's the headline at the register, and the article,
continues in that vein:
Undeterred by the failure of WAP in Europe - and as a brand it's so
poorly regarded that it appears to have sunk in transit across the
Atlantic: WAP services are not branded as such in the United States -
the WAP Forum on Tuesday published revision 2.0.
It resembles the carpet bombing tactics used to demoralise civilians
in World War II and Vietnam: 55 whopping individual specifications
were unleashed by the WAP air force, resulting in a firestorm of
PDF-related damage. The individual specs add up to new standards
for XHTML, style sheets, for multimedia delivery via WAP services,
push content and plenty more besides.
But at least it's open, indeed much more open than the alternative,
DoCoMo's proprietary iMode services.
We'll begin to pick our way through the wreckage later today - always
mindful of the danger of unexploded PDFs - but as we do so, can anyone
tell us what's the point and where the demand for 'rich WAP' content
is supposed to come from? Answers to the usual address, please.
Boy, somebody got out on the wrong side of bed this morning!
Curt Sampson <cjs_at_cynic.net> +81 3 5778 0123 de gustibus, aut bene aut nihil
"The chain which can be yanked is not the eternal chain."
-- G. Fitch
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Received on Fri Aug 3 08:47:24 2001