WAP (Standard)

Wireless Application Protocol.

This is a popular standard for use in mobile computing devices. It uses a derivative of the JavaScript standard language called WScript. This is constructed within a framework called WML, which is built around a structure organized like a stack of cards rather than pages, although the linkages between them are similar.

At the time of writing, this standard has become somewhat popular but there is already talk of it only being a transitory system. Future mobile computing devices may use something more sophisticated and therefore WAP may become less popular. Ultimately it will be made obsolete by a new standard.

See also:Interpret, WML, WScript