ISSN : 1796-217X
Volume : 3    Issue : 7    Date : October 2008

The Comparison of WML, cHTML, and XHTML-MP in m-Commerce
Jongwook Woo and Minseok Jang
Page(s): 22-29
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In order to use mobile devices for business application, mobile applications and standard have
grown fast – so called m-Commerce that normally uses WAP protocol to access remote web site
wirelessly. WAP protocol has moved from WAP 1.0 to WAP 2.0 in order to lessen the developer’s
load by simplifying and forcing language independency. WML has been used to provide web-like
user interface to mobile device on WAP 1.0. And, cHTML has been used exclusively in NTT DoCoMo
service. However, WAP 2.0 chooses XHTML-MP by considering existing WAP languages. The paper
introduces and compares WML, cHTML and XHTML-MP in syntax and on experimental results.
Besides, m-Commerce architecture on n-tier architecture is illustrated. The financial transaction
system on online game is implemented in those languages as a mobile application to be

Index Terms
m-Commerce, WAP 2.0, XHTML-MP, WML, cHTML