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XML datafile + XSLT = WAP?
Could it be that easy?

 10:26 am on Nov 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

For a website I maintain, I've got a column with newspicks which is completely generated with XML (XML datafile) and XSLT (template for the xhtml page). ASP takes care of the conversion.

Now I was wondering, if I could apply another XSLT file to create a specific WAP version of this part of my site, so that I can offer a page with updates news-titles to people with WAP-enabled mobile phones?



 12:52 pm on Nov 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

Well, I found a tutorial about this online, and came up with the code below.

However, when I load the page, the browser (both Mozilla and Internet Explorer) asks me whether I want to open or save the file.

Is this normal? Will a WAP browser handle this correctly?

'Load XML
Set xml = Server.CreateObject("MSXML2.DOMDocument")
xml.async = false

'Load XSL
Set xsl = Server.CreateObject("MSXML2.DOMDocument")
xsl.async = false

Response.ContentType = "text/vnd.wap.wml"
Response.Write "<?xml version='1.0'?>"
Response.Write "<!DOCTYPE wml PUBLIC '-//WAPFORUM//DTD WML 1.1//EN' 'http://www.wapforum.org/DTD/wml_1.1.xml'>"

'Transform file


 10:17 am on Nov 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

I'm finally getting somewhere... phew.

XML datafile + XSLT + content type changing (via asp) = WAP indeed!

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