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What is WAP?

WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) is a communications protocol that allows mobile phones and other wireless terminals to access the Internet. WAP uses an XML (eXtensible Markup Language) syntax called WML (Wireless Markup Language).

WAP webpages can only be viewed by WAP enabled mobile phones and WAP compatible web browsers. Current Web browsers such as Internet Explorer and Netscape are not yet able to view these pages. You will need to use a specially configured browser to see WML webpages.

We have installed the necessary software on our web servers to enable WML and WMLScript to be served from our web hosting accounts. All WAP content must be named with the appropriate extension as follows.

Extension Content Type
.wml - WML Source
.wmls - WML Script
.wbmp - Wireless Bitmap

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