Although it’s still not very popular (certainly a bit slower than people expected), with phones and PDA’s becoming ever more advanced, the mobile internet is clearly going to play a big role in the future of the web.

I was working on the a WAP2.0 demo website recently, i.e. this wap site is built with XHTML + CSS. Hmm…with the experience of teaching the web designing courses Commercial Website Design I & Commercial Website Design II, the XHTML part is done quite easily. The only bit I aware might be necessary is the following DTD is required:

and for the tag , the namespace might be needed, i.e.

However, as per the CSS, my experience is quite frustrating. HTMLDog has posted an article talking about the Mobile CSS. It says that the CSS stylesheet could be linked by the following ways. It all comes down the handheld media type: one style sheet for screen, one style sheet for print and one style sheet for mobiles…

It looks a very good idea, but I tested them with Nokia6630, unfortunately, it doesnot work with the default web browser. The mobile version of Opera can pick up the css nicely, but you have to download it and installed by the users.Well, the alternative solution for Mobile CSS is using Inline CSS, i.e. either leave the CSS script in the header and quoted in
or using inline style, i.e. the parameter “style”, e.g

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Dr. Gang Lu - Founder of TechNode. He's a Blogger, a Geek, a PhD and a Speaker, with passion in Tech, Internet and R'N'R.

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