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While developing an application in Wireless Markup Language (WML) for Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) devices, I realized just how many different types of wireless devices exist globally and how different the protocols and languages have to be from device to device. In a previous article, "ColdFusion in the Palm of Your Hand" (CFDJ, Vol. 2, issue 4), I showed how ColdFusion applications can be written and deployed to a wireless Palm VII. In this article I compare and contrast writing that same application in WML for WAP devices. Taking the Palm VII application and rewriting it in WML for WAP devices wouldn't be overly difficult, but what about all the other devices and protocols such as HDML and XHTML? Rewriting the application for all those various devices and then supporting all the code bases would be quite overwhelming. Ideally, if there was a single markup... (more)