Rischpater's second edition has new coverage of HTML, WAP 2.0, XML, Palm's WCA and iMode in detail and improves the text of the first edition with time-tested information.
THE WIRELEss WEB is here to stay. More than a billion people now use wireless
devices, up from a paltry 200 million devices when I wrote the first edition of
Wireless Web Development (Apress, 2000) a mere three years ago. The World Wide
Web, and more recently the wireless World Wide Web, has made the dream of
handheld devices for information access a reality.
Wireless providers have activated the third-generation cellular systems to
bring voice and high-speed data services to subscribers around the world. Data
transfer rates for mobile handsets are often better than that of a conventional
dialup modem, and in the future with fourth- and fifth-generation systems, wireless
networks rival today's Digital Subscriber Loop (DSL) data rates. It's time to
stop and ask yourself: What are you doing on the wireless Web, and what can it do