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Is there nothing else sent that I can query with a scrap of php or apache htaccess to make it easier?
i've got a couple of juicy .mobi domains i'am planning to develop, so if WAP is making a come back, it would be nice to know :-)
How do the various analytics packages determine screen settings? if you find that, it might help
WAP is the equal of a mobile Netscape 4.x that will haunt handheld website programming for at least the next few years.
Plus it simply works on virtually all handhelds. Clean and fast and it's easy to program.
I sort of figured out my own question. There's a limited test you can do to see what content is accepted. Trying to build a proof of concept now.
[edited by: amznVibe at 11:49 pm (utc) on Feb. 4, 2007]
i know that here in the UK, mobile phones appear to be one of the gadgets that most folk seem to like keeping up with the jones, ergo old phones , thats anything more than 1 yr are soon dust
The folk who keep old phone, probably wouldn't use WAP internet because of cost, afterall, keeping an old phone is often a cost related issue
These phone get knocked about a lot, their lifespan is very limited
anyway, i've started reading up on .mobi , an its starting to gel nicely
Apparently alot of phones made after 2001 have a reference in their browser headers called a UAProf which links to xml file that describes their abilities: [en.wikipedia.org...]
The problem is you can't rely on it, and it's alot of overhead.
My cheap trick relies on looking at the "Accept:" browser header.
It's not bulletproof but it does seem to work a great deal of the time.
If it contains vnd.wap.xhtml+xml, then you can send it .mobil xhtml standards.
If it only has text/vnd.wap.wml, then you need to only send WML 1.1 (maybe 2.0)
(2.0 only adds a few things like list support, OL and UL)
If you don't get any "accept:" and you know it's a mobile device you best downgrade to WML only.