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Sites on a handheld device

 
saurav sarkar
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Hello All,

I have a very basic question.I have got a Web site, now i want my web site to appear in the handheld devices like Mobile.
For that i would like to know where should i start from.

I have read Mobile phones work on WAP and they understand WML.
So i have looked for some HTML to WML converters.Is this a right way to go.
Please suggest.

Thanks and Regards,
Saurav
 
Tim Holloway
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HTML is so sloppy that automated conversion from HTML to anything is pratially impossible.

Actually, it would be easier to translate from WML to HTML.

One of the best ways to handle the need for both WML and HTML generation is to use a development system which decouples the view from the model. Two of the most popular are Cocoon and JSF. Struts can be used as well, although it's slightly more work.

A lot of modern-day cell phones have "real" web browsers in them, so they don't use WML, they use HTML, and the only difference is that you have to present the page formatted to be friendly to a smaller display area, since cell phones are more likely to support 320x240 than 1600x1200 pixels.

You should also avoid using plug-in technology for mobile web pages. Many mobile devices don't support Flash, for example.
 
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