[webkit-dev] Why WAP?

Yin Xiaobing xiaobing.yin at gmail.com
Fri Aug 7 03:00:22 PDT 2009

WAP is a dying tech, but in asia china, the operators are still asking
mobile browsers to support WML WMLScript etc.

also lots of WIFI enabled mobile phones are disabled due to operator's
policy, they are over controlling the entrance of the internet  of
mobile phones.

On Thu, 2009-08-06 at 18:45 -0700, Eric Seidel wrote:
> Why do we have patches for WAP support?
> WAP is big in asian markets, yes?
> Can someone provide some data as to how big?  Is the market for WAP
> growing?  It seems that the various posted -wap- patches have limited
> utility for the rest of WebKit.  It seems to me (although I am the
> first to admit ignorance here!) that WAP is a dying technology and I
> don't see why we would want to add the complexity to WebKit.
> I worry the proposed WAP support patches violate some of our
> non-goals.
> http://webkit.org/projects/goals.html
> WebKit is an engineering project not a science project.
> WebKit is not the solution to every problem.
> -eric
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