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  1. #1
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    Mar 2004

    Wap borwser and Web Browser differences

    Hi Folks,
    Basically how is the WAP browser different from Web Browser. Which browser resided in Nokia Phones( 6600 and 7650) WAP browser or a normal Web Broweser.
    Can we surf any HTTP site using the WAP browser that is present on the Nokia 6600 and 7650.
    HTTP uses TCP/IP stack and as far as i know WAP uses WAP stack so how come we can view any site using WAP browser.

    Thanks and Regards
    Gaurav Palvia

  2. #2
    Regular Contributor
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    WAP and web are not the same thing. Basically WAP is a subset of web. The opera browser included with 6600 will do web. The built-in browser/services is WAP and will only do WAP.


  3. #3
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    Aug 2003
    Oulu, Finland
    Some S60 browsing basics. Hope this helps.

    The 7650 (S60 0.9) has a WML (WAP) only browser. The 3650 (S60 1.2) has a WML+XHTML browser that uses a WAP access point. The 6600 (S60 2.0) has a WML+XHTML browser that uses an internet access point.

    A WAP access point is an internet access point with the following additional settings: WAP gateway address, start page URL and WTLS (security) setting. Some operators only let you to connect to the WAP gateway if you have a WAP-only plan and use a WAP access point. (With an internet plan they can charge you more.)

    When a WAP access point is used, the browser issues a WSP request to the gateway in order to fetch a page. The gateway then converts the request to HTTP and sends it to the origin server. When you use a non-WAP access point with the browser (S60 2.0 and up), you're sending HTTP requests to the origin server directly.


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