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Re: ISSUE-237 (Define Mobile Web Applications): What is the definition of a "Mobile W

From: Jeff Sonstein <jeffs@it.rit.edu>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 12:49:04 -0500
Message-Id: <BA7CAC82-4325-4B4B-B4FB-A40BE75E66FA@it.rit.edu>
To: Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group WG <public-bpwg@w3.org>

my "first cut" at a reasonably satisfying definition:

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   A "Mobile Web Application" (or "mobile webapp") is
   a client application that:

     1. uses the Internet and the Web to access data,
       generally provided in XML form
     2. models the data on the client device in the form of a
       Document Object Model
     3. uses Cascading Style Sheets to presesent the data
       on the client device
     4. uses a scripting language (often ECMAScript or a
       derivative) to control the data and view on the client
     5. can operate successfully on client devices which may move
     6. can be presented successfully on handheld client devices
     7. can operate successfully in a networking environment
       which may involve intermittent, relatively slow, and relatively
       expensive connectivity

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Prof. Jeff Sonstein
Director, MS-IT Program

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