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Mobile Internet: Content Adaptation for Limited Devices
KTH, Superseded Departments, Teleinformatics. (CCSlab)
KTH, Superseded Departments, Teleinformatics. (CCSlab)
2000 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis investigates how to adapt content on the Web to the limited I/O capabilities of today’s WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) devices and how to translate from HTML to WML (Wireless Markup Language). We also give an overview of WAP and Mobile Internet and a brief analysis of the future of WAP.

To evaluate different methods of adaptation, two existing Web sites are adapted to WML. Three different methods are tried and evaluated: The first method is a brute force WML re-coding of the site. The second method is an XML based solution that separates the data from the presentation and uses different XSLT (eXtensible Style sheet Language Transformations) style sheets for different devices. The third method uses a proxy that translates a requested page from HTML to WML. The proxy evaluated here is Oracle’s Portal-to-Go in its semi-automated form, i.e. where it is manually pre-configured for every site it adapts.

An important issue is whether to adapt specifically for each device or whether to use generically written WML for the entire range of WAP devices. Another issue is that a WAP device only can receive a limited amount of information at a time, and this limit varies between different devices.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. , 94 p.
National Category
Communication Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-93557OAI: diva2:516958
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering - Electrical Engineering
2000-04-07, Seminar room "Telegrafen", Isafjordsgatan 22, Kista, 13:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2012-06-20 Created: 2012-04-20 Last updated: 2013-09-09Bibliographically approved

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