Thought some people may be inerested in this news.
BitFlash Enables Mobile Document Viewing on KDDI au Network
An SVG Tiny based application.
[mailto:keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net] On Behalf Of Curt Sampson
Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2005 7:07 PM
Subject: (keitai-l) Re: handset customization question
On Thu, 10 Mar 2005, Ken Chang wrote:
>> a key reason ... is the speed of response.
> that's why a WML document is composed of a deck of cards.
> websites for au/KDDI can take the advantage, kinda cache.
Actually, having done development for both, I believe that the "deck
of cards" thing offers no advantage whatsoever. It can't be used in
circumstances where the server must do any processing in response to a
request, because of course that request has to go back to the server,
not come from a card. It's also significantly more difficult to program
for, since you must either write more complex code for dynamically
building pages, or you must inextricably link pages together.
So basically, it's only good if you have several different pages of
static data you want to download all at once, and allow the user to jump
between them. But you can do almost the same thing just by sending a
large single page to an i-Mode phone and linking to fragments within the
page, and often this works out better for the user anyway, giving him
the choice between "flipping" between pages or just scrolling through
from top to bottom.
Curt Sampson <cjs_at_cynic.net> +81 90 7737 2974
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Received on Fri Mar 11 02:48:27 2005