Why I Hate Palmtops (was: Re: SGML, XML and SML)

John Aldridge john.aldridge at informatix.co.uk
Fri Nov 26 11:59:08 GMT 1999

At 06:45 26/11/99 -0500, rev-bob at gotc.com wrote:
>> At 09:42 AM 11/25/99 +0100, Paul Prescod wrote:
>> >Cell phones must increasingly deal with structured information.
>> >Therefore cell phones need to deal with XML.


>Okay, here's the crux of the issue where I'm concerned.  A vCard or some
other small 
>fragment, that I can grok in this context - fine.  However, I just can't
see somebody 
>reading a web page (or any other document of substantial size) on their
cellphone - not 
>even a fairly short page.  It's that whole visual space concern that
kicked this thread off 
>to begin with ...

Why are you assuming that a web page has to be a document of substantial

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