Of course, markup is just a way of formatting what a user sees, and not
something that users care at all about.
However, having an almost-standard markup language, which allows you to
use all of the tools you are used to using, including an http server,
Netscape or IE for viewing, your favorite text editor, with it's dandy
HTML highlighting and colors, and so on, makes developing for such a
service more accessible. Add that to an open system that allows users to
freely access any content, a very good and wide-open development guide
that clearly explains the markup, the possible rewards of being able to
SELL your content if it is just good enough to pass a rather rigorous
but apparently fair examination, and you have a very developer-friendly
system. i-mode is that. As is J-Sky (sorry, V Live).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net
> [mailto:keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net] On Behalf Of Tom Hume
> Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2003 6:46 AM
> To: keitai-l_at_appelsiini.net
> Subject: (keitai-l) Re: Mobile Alliance
> On Tue, 2003-10-07 at 17:44, Curt Sampson wrote:
> > Developers. WAP versus HTTP nobody cares about, so long as there's
> > an HTTP to WAP gateway in place, but it's rather easier and cheaper
> > to develop in CHTML (since it's basically just HTML) than it is to
> > develop in WML.
> Writing in the appropriate markup language is a tiny part of the
> effort in building a mobile service.
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