Topic: WAP

Wireless Application Protocol

O'Reilly Network articles about this topic:

A Technical Comparison of TTLS and PEAP (Wireless DevCenter)
Strong authentication is a key component of wireless LAN security. Matthew Gast, author of 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide, looks at the latest wireless LAN authentication protocols.

Browsing an LDAP Directory with WAP (Wireless DevCenter)
To illustrate why WAP technology is a boon to wireless development, the authors present a solution that accesses telephone numbers from a company directory.

WAP Emerges in France (Wireless DevCenter)
As the popularity of mobile communications devices surges in France, content providers react to advances made possible by the Wireless Application Protocol.

Wrox's Wireless Conference in Amsterdam (Wireless DevCenter)
Developers in Europe and North America face the same problems, and one is that users expect WAP to be the Web.

Wireless Carrier Technology Roadmap (Wireless DevCenter)
A glossary of wireless carrier terms such as GSM, GPRS and 3G.

WAP Takes a Pounding (Wireless DevCenter)
Just as the Wireless Application Protocol becomes available on the latest cell phones, critics are attacking its weak points. Here's a rundown on five criticisms.

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Java will displace WAP, says Gartner
According to Nick Jones at Gartner Research, WAP will be replaced by Java technology as higher speed mobile services become available. [Source: Gartner]

W* Effect Considered Harmful
In this essay, Rohit Khare (formerly of the W3C and now a computer science grad student at UC Irvine) suggests that alternative wireless protocols, such as WAP, are unnecessary and in fact a play by companies like to enforce proprietary ideas. [Source: IEEE Computer Society]

Includes overviews of WAP, WML, and WML architecture, and an introduction to Nokia's WAP emulator. [Source:]

Kannel: Overview
A short overview of a free, open source WAP Gateway. Other WAP gateways come from Nokia and [Source:]

Openwave Systems, Inc
Tutorials on HDML & WML, Documentation on UP.Link platform to connect web services to a wireless network. [Source: Openwave Systems, Inc]

W3C on Mobile Access
This is the World Wide Web Consortium's home page for mobile access issues, including pointers to documents on the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP), Wireless Markup Language (WML) and the Handheld Device Markup Language (HDML). [Source: World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)]