[thelist] Re: What's the outlook

Diane Soini dianesoini at earthlink.net
Fri Aug 15 12:36:48 CDT 2003

About writing for wireless devices...I have a little web site that I 
experiment on, and I think that the content in it would be really great 
to download into a small, portable device, to avoid having to print it. 
The information can really only be used either as reading entertainment 
or printed out and taken far away from a computer, and hey, why kill 
trees if you don't have to?

How do you get the info off the web and into a small device, anyway? 
File -> save as...? Could I use css, like you do for a print version of 
a page, (media="?") to make the content, or do I have to write 
different content? What about images? Anywhere where there is more info 
about this that you can recommend?

On Friday, August 15, 2003, at 04:42 AM, 
thelist-request at lists.evolt.org wrote:

> I have one question: By downloadable software, do you mean
> that the handheld can download and install it?
> Or (even better) will a java app run as a "browser" based applet?
> [snip WAP 1.0 device]
>> It needs to be stated here that it is quirky, (especially for
>> navigation), sometimes device specific (ah, remember those browser
>> wars? - well they are very much in force in the wap device world) and
>> devices are unforgiving with syntax errors - in my experience wap 1.x
>> combined with server-side scripting can be a PITA to debug
> I have not began developing WAP yet. But it does interest me, and
> the pure mass of technical issues confuse me.

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