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32.1. About WAP

As I just mentioned, WAP is not a single entity, but rather a list of protocols and specifications. It is being developed under the guidance of the Wireless Application Protocol Forum, originally founded by wireless industry leaders Nokia, Motorola, Ericsson, and Unwired Planet (which evolved into Phone.com and is currently Openwave). The WAP Forum web site (http://www.wapforum.org) is a good resource for the current state of wireless communications, including the complete WAP specification documents.

32.1.1. The Wireless Environment

WAP addresses the special limitations and requirements of mobile phones and similar devices. The distinguishing characteristics are:


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