My blog now has a WAP interface. Why? Well, it started as playing around, and then I gave a copy to Ray Camden and have since been keeping up with his blog via my cell phone (in airports, taxis, wherever). It’s been working so well, that I added lots more functionality to the code over this past weekend. For those of you who have never played with WAP, it is a protocol (similar to HTTP) used to deliver content for devices (using a language named WML). WAP momentum died a few years back, and even though just about every device with Internet access supports it (and even though Amazon, eBay, Yahoo, AOL, and others have WAP interfaces to their sites), no one really discusses WAP anymore. I for one still like WAP, I think it died because expectations were wrong more than anything else, and I think that the technology still has value. Anyway, back to my blog – if you have a WAP enabled device, the WAP interface is at http://www.forta.com/blog/wap.cfm. The WAP interface supports reading entries, browsing, and even searching. I have submitted the WAP code to Ray for possible inclusion in his distribution, in the meantime if you use Ray’s blog code and want a copy of wap.cfm let me know. And when I get around to it I’ll write a WAP admin interface, so that I’ll be able to post blog entries from my phone as well.
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