Need help on how to serve pages for mobile devices. Can someone
point out a couple of references to start? I've been reading some
materials and already have a couple of questions:
1. Is WAP (WML) still needed or can we go directly to XHTML-MP? I
mean do the majority of mobile browsers already understand XHTML-MP?
What is it's acceptance and spread?
2. Any generators for XHTML-MP views? Coding by hand is quite
The mobile stuff I've done has been plain old xhtml mobile profile
stuff. I'm sure there are old-skool wap phones still out there though.
To an extent it depends on your target market, eg if you're primary
target is business people then making sure it works well on a
blackberry is probably more important than worrying about wap
3. How to handle login and sessions? I mean, does the mobile device
sends it's telephone number? Or any other unique identifier? Is it
capable of accepting & storing cookies?
Mobile devices tend to be a lot stricter as to how many cookies they
will store and things like that. Phones do not send a unique id or
their phone number, but companies like http://bango.com/ have deals
with the mobile network operators that allow them to identify people
(last time I looked it thought everyone using opera mini was in norway
(because opera mini proxies traffic through servers in norway) and had
trouble with iphones.