Owens Performance Is Now Available on Wireless Devices
I have written a version of the Owens Performance site for wml compliant devices. In searching for my own site using Yahoo, I noticed that it will process the site for consumption on wireless phones. I think the reason that it can do this with my site is because it complies to XHTML 1.0 strict. I am not sure that a site that doesn't conform to it's doctype will be able to be converted. Still, even if WML is limited, it's usefulness is limited only by it's penetration on mobile devices which is significant. Almost any modern cell phone will have a WML 2.0 compatible browser built in. So it is a must for most major sites to develop WML versions to ensure compatability and to be able to reach the widest audience possible. It is easy using any scripting language to create dynamic WML pages. The only thing that has to be done is to have the XML header with the WML doctype. Then it is necessary to set the content-type to text/wml. That way even if the extention is .cfm, .php, .asp, or .pl it will render properly in the WML browser, even without the WML extension.
Another item that is a must is that you have to use some type of regular expression routine to remove tags, especially the images since WAP images are bitmaps. Here are the statements that I used for the wireless Owens Performance site. I pulled them from another site, but here they are again:
If you want to check out my wireless site, you can click the link below, or head over to http://www.owensperformance.com/wap/ from your mobile phone.