Chapter 4

Wireless Application Protocol

Vijay K. Garg

4.1 Introduction

Wireless application protocol (WAP) [1,2] is a set of protocols that allows wireless devices such as cell phones, PDAs, and two-way radios to access the Internet. It is designed to work with small screens and with limited interactive controls. WAP incorporates wireless markup language (WML) [3], which is used to specify the format and presentation of text on the screen. WAP is a standard developed by the WAP forum [now the open mobile alliance (OMA)], and defines a communications protocol as well as an application environment. It is a standardized technology for cross-platform, distributed computing. WAP is very similar to the combination of hyper text markup language (HTML) ...

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