Help shape the Web on mobile devices 30 August 2005

September 2005
Software World;Sep2005, Vol. 36 Issue 5, p14
The article discusses the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) call for participants for a field trial that will help determine the future of the Web on mobile telephones. The W3C standards body launched the Mobile Web Initiative to show users that it is serious about improving the quality of Web access on handhelds, wireless pagers and smart phones. W3C Director and Web creator Tim Bemers-Lee is overseeing the initiative. Bemers-Lee discussed the MWI in his keynote speech at the World Wide Web 2005 Conference in Chiba, Japan. The main problem lies in the graphical representation, Browing the Web from a mobile device is challenged by the lack of technology, interoperability and standards to represent Web pages often on a one-inch screen.


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