MP (XHTML Mobile Profile) Introduction
is XHTML MP?
(eXtensible HyperText Markup Language Mobile Profile) is the markup
language defined in WAP 2.0. WAP 2.0 is the most recent mobile
services specification created by the WAP Forum (now the Open
Mobile Alliance [OMA]). The specification of WAP CSS
(WAP Cascading Style Sheet or WCSS) is also defined in WAP 2.0. WAP
CSS is the companion of XHTML Mobile Profile and they are used
together. With WAP CSS, you can easily change and format the
presentation of XHTML MP pages.
Mobile Profile is a subset of XHTML, which is the stricter version of
HTML. XHTML Mobile Profile is XHTML
Basic (also a subset of XHTML) plus some additional elements and
attributes from the full version of XHTML.
goal of XHTML Mobile Profile is to bring together the technologies
for mobile Internet browsing and that for the World Wide Web. Before
the coming out of XHTML Mobile Profile, WAP developers make use of
WML and WMLScript to create WAP sites, while web developers use HTML
/ XHTML and CSS style sheets to build web sites.
the announcement of XHTML Mobile Profile, the markup language of the
wireless world and the wired world finally converges. XHTML Mobile
Profile and WAP CSS give wireless Internet application developers
more and better presentation control. The greatest advantage,
however, is that the same technologies can now be used to develop
both the web and wireless version of your Internet site. You can use
any web browsers to view your WAP2.0 application during the
prototyping and development process.
previous version of WAP is 1.2.1. WAP 1.2.1 sites are developed using
WML and WMLScript. WAP 2.0 is backward compatible to WAP 1.x. So, a
WAP 2.0 wireless device can be used to visit both XHTML MP / WCSS and
WML / WMLScript sites. If you are interested in learning WML or
WMLScript, you may want to read our WML
tutorial and WMLScript tutorial.
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