[webkit-dev] Why WAP?
staikos at kde.org
Thu Aug 6 20:26:58 PDT 2009
It's nice to live in your own little land in the Bay Area and have
megabits of direct internet connection but billions of people are in
a place where bandwidth is at a premium and in many cases access is
only via a WAP gateway. I had the pleasure of spending a lot of time
in that environment last year. We went through the discussion of
including mobile standards earlier: http://marc.info/?l=webkit-
dev&m=124217066116839&w=2 This isn't a science project. It's an
There are 493,124,000 subscribers to China Mobile alone, the vast
majority of which have only WAP access. I don't think we need more
statistics to validate the importance. Don't look for it to help
Chrome. It won't. It's not the solution to that problem.
On 6-Aug-09, at 9:45 PM, 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-
> WebKit is an engineering project not a science project.
> WebKit is not the solution to every problem.
Torch Mobile Inc.
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