Wireless Application Protocol - WAP
WAP (Wireless Application Platform)
- an optimized application
protocol developed by a consortium (Nokia, Ericsson, Phone.Com
and others) to allow access
to the Internet applications from smart phones, PDAs, Windows CE compatible and similar
handheld devices. It utilizes HDML (Handheld Data Markup Language - subset of HTML) and a
small foot-print browser. HDML essentially avoids graphics and sends only required data
stream to the device that these devices can display.
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