World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Handheld Device Markup Language

Article Id: WHEBN0000191844
Reproduction Date:

Title: Handheld Device Markup Language  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: XHTML, HTML, Wireless Markup Language, Vision Mobile Browser, On-Device Portal
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Handheld Device Markup Language

Evolution of mobile web standards

The Handheld Device Markup Language (HDML) is a markup language [1] intended for display on handheld computers, information appliances, smartphones, etc.. It is similar to HTML, but for wireless and handheld devices with small displays, like PDA, mobile phones and so on.

It was originally developed in about 1996 by Unwired Planet, the company that became and then Openwave. HDML was submitted to W3C for standardization,[2] but was not turned into a standard. Instead it became an important influence on the development and standardization of WML, which then replaced HDML in practice. (Although HDML is still in use in Japan by KDDI brands such as au,[3] especially for mobile banking solutions.[4])

See also


  1. ^ "HDML Language Specification". 1997-04-11. 
  2. ^ "HDML Standard Submission & Specification". 1997-04-11. 
  3. ^ "KDDI au: EZfactory HDML (In Japanese)". 2008-04-24. 
  4. ^ "HDML usage in Japan". 2008-02-29. 

External links

  • mSHIFT.
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.