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  1. #1
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    Delivering my sites content to a cell phone

    As everyone is aware cell phones are getting faster cell networks and better screens. I deliver humor media through a couple of my websites, and I also run a news post website in which I'd like to start formatting for delivery to cell phones and other PDA's.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction on perhaps some software or articles.

    Thanks !

    Ryan

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    Try reading a bit about WAP and WML.
    http://www.w3schools.com/wap/
    You will need some sort of WAP gateway.

    There is a good php Library called HAWHAW for generating WML with PHP, it's worth a look.
    Last edited by jasong; 06-27-2005 at 06:37 PM.
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    Originally posted by jasong
    Try reading a bit about WML.
    http://www.w3schools.com/wap/
    Oh, nonononono! That presentation is absurdly irrelevant nowadays. Obsolete information, sorry jasong.

    WAP 2 is based on XHTML Basic, certain WML tags like <card> and <deck> are available by extending XHTML Basic.

    Good references are hard to find. A typical problem, is the lack of a date on the reference material (like the w3schools WAP presentation) for a technology which has changed considerably.

    It's all about WAP 2 these days, WAP 1 information is about as relevant anymore as analog cellphones.
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    Yea, that is true. Becuase the information given through cell phones was rushed, WAP 2 is what Rclark should be looking up now.
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    Thanks for the update Eric.
    I have never used anything with cell phones, I had just done quite a bit reading on it a while ago in case I ever needed to use it.
    I guess I'll have to do a bit more reading
    -Jason
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    thanks guys !

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    The SVG format is coming on strong for cellphones. Scalable Vector Graphics formats are XML. While SVG can be used for graphics, it's also a viable document (and even application) format. Make sure your next phone is SVG compatible:

    http://svg.org/special/svg_phones

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    BigBison:
    Thanks for that link.. that has been awesome ! I REALLY appreciate that..

    Ryan

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