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WAP wireless application protocol
- WAP - wireless application protocol
- WAP or wireless application protocol is a standardized, device-independent protocol that defines the development and operating environment in which wireless phones, pagers and handheld mobile devices can access and use the wireless internet to enjoy such services as e-mail, file transfer and web browsing.
- WAP utilizes a lighter version of the TCP/IP (transmission control protocol / internet protocol) specifications for transmission between devices. For web browsing purposes, the WAP Forum created the WML (wireless markup language) specification that belongs to the family of XML (extensible markup language) based languages of which XHTML/HTML (extensible hypertext markup language) are other members.
- To access WAP sites and benefit from WAP services, please see our page In your mobile.