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Accessing java based webapps from mobiles

 
Ashik Uzzaman
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I have no experience working with micro devices or j2me, so please perdon if I talk anything stupid.
I am working in a new project that's already up and running adn we are extedning and adding modules to it. The project is a Struts based webapp upto now and is accessible thourgh any web browser. We got a new category of clients who uses various mobiles to receive the same services from our site. There are many questions here including mobile-to-mobile funcitonalities, display area, client-side validation etc. We are not sure whether those clients are using java-enabled phones and so would like to choose something like I-Mode+CHTML etc to serve up them. Would you like to tell me how to start thinking of that, or any good alternatives are there other than J2ME? Specially if we would get any mini-browser for those devices that can access JSP pages, that would be great.
Any lights please? :roll:
 
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I think most modern phone browsers already support xHTML -- most of your HTML based JSP pages and servlets should display just fine on those devices. If your web application is MVC-based, it should be easy to customize your view layer to suit small mobile screens (with smaller graphics etc.)
But this has nothing to do wiith J2ME. J2ME is used to write "smart clients" typically driven by dedicated web gateways or XML web services -- not HTML web pages.
 
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Thanks a lot Yuan. Yes, this has nothing to do with J2ME. We were thinking of cHTML instead of XHTML as all of our clinets may not agree to buy a new mobile to use our application.
Struts view layer might be adjusted to suit the small display area, thanks.
 
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