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Re: WBXML support in Opera

From: David Storey <dstorey@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2008 16:11:52 +0200
Cc: public-bpwg <public-bpwg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <4F887FF1-7F68-4FA1-86AB-19548D8536A6@opera.com>
To: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>

On 9 Sep 2008, at 14:40, Dominique Hazael-Massieux wrote:

>
> Hi David,
>
> Charles took an action item (ACTION-688) a while ago to check whether
> Opera supports WBXML, the compression algorithm used in the WML world,
> and whether that support is limited to WML itself or can be used more
> generally.
>
> Would you be able to look into this in Charles's stead?

This is the information I have so far.  I'll update as soon as I can  
on the status with Opera Mini:

>> Can anyone help me with the request below, regarding XBXML.  I assume
>> we do support it (re:  Bug 280216)
>
> Yes, we do.
>
>> Is that enabled by default in Mini
>> and Mobile (and other related products)?
>
> I don't think it is for Mini but I really don't know.
>
>> If so does it only work in WML or in regular (X)HTML pages too?
>
> The general compression scheme [1] works for all XML formats, but we  
> only have application specific codepages for:
>
> Most platforms:
> * WML (default on in most builds)
>
> Some platforms:
> * Cache Operation binary XML (application/vnd.wap.coc)
> * OMA DRM Rights Expression Language binary XML, (application/ 
> vnd.oma.drm.rights+wbxml)
> * Email Notification binary XML
> * Provisioning binary XML
> * Service Indication binary XML
> * Service Loading binary XML
>
> [1] - http://www.w3.org/TR/wbxml/

Does this help?

>
>
> (The purpose was to evaluate whether WBXML was something that could be
> recommended in the Mobile Web Application Best Practices).
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dom
>
>

David Storey

Chief Web Opener,
Product Manager Opera Dragonfly,
Consumer Product Manager Opera Core,
W3C Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group member

Consumer Product Management & Developer Relations
Opera Software ASA
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