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I tried Google but to no avail, latest discussions I could find were from 2004.
[edited by: Wertigon at 8:57 pm (utc) on April 15, 2008]
In all honesty, I was sure I had a jumpstart on the holy grail of write-once/use-everywhere cross-platform web dev...but it was not to be.
in 2004,all the experts were saying wap and wml were dead. yet, here they are, the most reliable solution that seems to work on every brand of mobile phone and all shapes, sizes, platforms and handheld O/S on the planet, albeit with the same limited functionality as before.
I think the opening of dev for the iPhone may change all of that. We can only hope, right? In the meantime, I secured the .mobi domain name of my portfolio web site. otherwise, I'm still playing the waiting game, just like you. sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
I put together a simple handheld stylesheet for the purposes of seeing if it works (it simply sets the background to magenta), I dropped in a <link> after my other sheets, and it works as intended with the Openwave, Yospace (Motorola) and mtld.mobi (Sony-Ericsson) simulators (all on PC).
However, trying both Opera Mini and the Series 60 (Webkit) browser on an N95, neither of them were using the handheld stylesheet, even though I would imagine they are advanced enough to support media dependent styling. Whether this is something to do with Nokia's decision to market phones as "what computers have evolved into" may be the reason, but whether you call it a computer or not, it's still "handheld", and I would expect it to follow this. It's a little bit disappointing and confusing.
Any ideas or comments? Maybe there's a setting/override of some kind that I've missed?