9. Setting up Default
Documents of WAP / Web Sites
9.1. What is a Default
Document / Directory Index / Welcome File?
default document of a WAP / web site is the file to be served if the
user requests a directory.
can also be called the directory index or welcome file.
say the default document is index.html. If the user requests
the URL http://www.developershome.com/, the file located at
http://www.developershome.com/index.html will be served to the user.
9.2. Why Should we Set
the Default Document of a WAP Site?
sure you have set an appropriate file as the default document of your
WAP site because:
text on a mobile phone using the keypad is very time-consuming.
like short URLs. For example, they like
"http://wap.developershome.com/" more than
most web servers, the pre-set default document is very often
index.html, index.htm, default.html or
default.htm. Since you are now setting up a WAP site, one
thing that you may want to do is to change the file extension of the
default document to ".wml" or ".xhtml".
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