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HTML or WML for Handheld/Mobile Friendly pages?


I would like to make a version of my webpage that is especially optimized for mobile phones, PDAs and other handheld devices.  This version will have very small images, and a simple layout so it will load quickly and can be easily navigated from a touch-screen or keypad.

I understand that WML (Wireless Markup Language) was created for this purpose.  However I also understand that most mobile/handheld devices can render simple HTML.

To provide the end user with maximum compatibility and optimal usability, should I use simple HTML or WML?
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b0lsc0ttIT ManagerCommented:

If you can provide the look and features you want with wml then I would suggest you use it.  As you said many devices will still render html pages (and often strip some of it) but the wml will usually work better.  Not only is it the "default" for the device but it also provides some features that may make it easier for you and your users to make/use the page.

Let me know if you have any questions or need more information.

b0lsc0ttIT ManagerCommented:
I am glad I could help.  Thanks for the grade, the points and the fun question.


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