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INDEX
>Introduction
>Understanding the Wireless Markup Language
>Valid WML Elements
>Building Applications With WML
>Creating A WML Deck
>Calling A Server Script
>Conclusion
 

The Wireless Markup Language (WML)

Introduction

WML is a markup language that is based on XML (eXtensible Markup Language). The official WML specification is developed and maintained by the WAP Forum, an industry-wide consortium founded by Nokia, Phone.com, Motorola, and Ericsson. This specification defines the syntax, variables, and elements used in a valid WML file. The actual WML 1.1 Document Type Definition (DTD) is available for those familiar with XML at:

http://www.wapforum.org/DTD/wml_1.1.xml

A valid WML document must correspond to this DTD or it cannot be processed.

In this tutorial, we’ll present WML basics and an example. This example will demonstrate events and navigation as well as data retrieval from server CGI scripts. Discussion of client-side scripting and state management will be presented in the WMLScript tutorial.

NOTE: We will only discuss features contained in the WML standard. Information on non-standard WML capabilities added by vendors can be obtained by consulting that vendor’s documentation.

Next: Understanding the Wireless Markup Language

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