AW: [Seaside] WML (was Re: Seaside Installer)

Jason Johnson jbjohns at
Thu Aug 10 17:47:42 UTC 2006

Well, that is certainly a good point and you have more experience doing
web sites then I do I'm sure.  But if you are 100% right and all mobiles
will use straight HTML, we still have the situation that those devices
have to get a different view of the same page.  In other words, the
final HTML, etc. a client gets depends on what type of client they are.

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An: The Squeak Enterprise Aubergines Server - general discussion.
Betreff: [Seaside] WML (was Re: Seaside Installer)

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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