The Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) is an open, global specification that empowers mobile users with wireless devices to easily access and interact with information and services.
WAP is using existing Internet standards. The WAP architecture was designed to enable standard off-the-shelf Internet servers to provide services to wireless devices. However, HTML web content generally cannot be displayed in an effective way on the small size screens of pocket-sized mobile phones and pagers. Navigation around and between screens is not easy in one-handed mode. It means that an appropriate visualisation of information is a big issue. It can makes the difference between success or failure of an application.
In this talk, we will present some details of the protocol, its applications and the problem of information visualisation. We will also discuss how WAP could be related to our research project on Web site synthesis.