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Re: DIAL is supported by the cell phone or browsers now?

From: Max Froumentin <mf@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 10:57:08 +0100
To: Robbie Chen <rchen@veyu.com>
Cc: www-di@w3.org
Message-ID: <m2psdgb9fv.fsf@ooomph.local>

Robbie Chen <rchen@veyu.com> writes:

> My name is Robbie, our company is planning to develop the wap page with
> the DIAL, but I have tried the tags on the cell phone (Nokia 7360)
> browser and the web browser, but it seems doesn't work, could you tell
> me which cell phone category support the the DIAL?

Hi Robbie,

I don't think the DIAL is supported in phones at the moment. The main
reason is that it is a very young specification. Only one Working
Draft has been published so far. Also, the DIAL depends on XHTML2,
which isn't finalised either. 

Yet another reason why the main implementations might not be included
in phones is that DISelect (the selection module in DIAL) is expected
to run on the server, or on intermediaries, but not really on the
client. One goal of DISelect is to make sure not too much content is
sent to the client, since connections can be expensive and slow. So
it makes sense too have all the adaptation be performed as early as
possible so that only what's necessary is received by the device. And
ideally what's received is only an instance of the target language
(i.e. XHTML2) which the phone could display.

Hope this helps,

Max.
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