[Seaside] WML (was Re: Seaside Installer)

Avi Bryant avi.bryant at gmail.com
Thu Aug 10 17:41:31 UTC 2006

On Aug 10, 2006, at 7:24 AM, Jason Johnson wrote:
> But I really believe that at some point WML devices are going to start
> gaining ground.  They wont eliminate the browser or anything, but  
> get to
> the point that saying your websites support phones on delivery will
> decide if you get the contract or not.

How many WML-only phones are out there anymore?  Most of the devices  
that I see people use support HTML (and in fact my phone, the  
Sidekick II, doesn't even bother with WML support).  I think the idea  
of a parallel web just for mobile devices was always a non-starter.   
The best way to support mobile devices, IMO, is to provide a no- 
frills, no-ajax version of your site with very simple markup, few  
images, etc.  WML is a waste of time.

It's possible I'm coming from a biased perspective, though - this is  
the kind of thing that can be very regional.  Anyone out there seeing  
heavy WML use?


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