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Re: Mandating respect of some heuristics?

From: Tom Hume <Tom.Hume@futureplatforms.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 09:51:54 +0000
Message-Id: <82D75402-89F4-43B7-B7CD-1993D471C557@futureplatforms.com>
To: public-bpwg-ct <public-bpwg-ct@w3.org>

Possibly spanners re inferring mobility and therefore "do not  
transform" from a text/vnd.wap.wml content-type:

1. Whilst WML content-types are 99.999% mobile, I do know that Sky in  
the UK used WML to deliver third-party content for their interactive  
TV service. I don't know if others have done the same: taking WML and  
using it in other contexts beyond mobile. I'd (personally) be happy to  
assume WML = mobile.

2. Do all mobile devices support WML? If not thenis there a potential  
role for transcoders to play here, bringing WML content to mobile  
devices not capable of rendering it?

On 27 Nov 2008, at 08:44, Rotan Hanrahan wrote:

> However, regarding the four "heuristics" that were listed, I'm not  
> sure if they should be considered as heuristics. These are very  
> strong indicators of intent. There is no sense of "guesswork" here.  
> If any of the four hold true, it is necessary to record that the  
> retrieved (or referenced) content is intentionally for mobile,  
> unless there is some bug/error. So barring bugs/errors, the four are  
> really *rules*, not heuristics, surely?

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