[thelist] Testing WML pages on a PC?

Jon Haworth jhaworth at witanjardine.co.uk
Fri Jun 28 07:53:25 CDT 2002

Hi list,

I'm trying to get to grips with WAP at the moment and it's going to prove
costly to test out my pages on my phone (my provider gives me free WAP, but
only as long as I stay within their pages -- as soon as I go off to a site
that isn't "approved", I start paying £BIG_NUM).

Can anyone point me in the direction of a WAP browser that runs under
Windows, or let me know what (if any) modifications I can make to IE/Moz
that would let me view WAP pages? A Linux one would do if that's really all
there is available, but it would be much more hassle.

If I hit my test page at http://laughing-buddha.net/test.wml in IE or Moz it
gives me the "Open/Save?" dialog. I've tried opening it, but Moz spawns
Windows Media Player (which then promptly falls over), and IE throws an
"This XML page cannot be displayed" error. The file is being served up as
text/vnd.wap.wml, and my WAP phone displays it perfectly.


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