WAP! Take that! The honeymoon is over for the Wireless Application Protocol, or WAP. This standard aims at providing a consistent transport for getting Internet data to wireless devices, such as cell phones. But some folks — particularly content providers — are upset at WAP’s requirement that they rewrite their Web pages in WML, the Wireless Markup Language. That’s “hogwash,” according to the ubiquitous Rob Enderle, quoted in this InfoWorld story. As the writers observe, content providers are caught in the middle of this standards debate, “forced to comply with any and all delivery methods if they want their content to be available anytime, anywhere.”
Wireless Application Protocol draws criticism