Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jul 2005 17:30 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Consumers will soon be able to recognize Web sites specially designed for use by mobile phones by the new .mobi suffix, which will be introduced alongside the popular .com and other top-level domain names. Update: Opinion of a mobile phone web browser engineer on this (& ex-Be kernel engineer).
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RE: Hurry it up guys!
by David on Mon 11th Jul 2005 22:21 UTC in reply to "Hurry it up guys!"
David
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1997-10-01

Just go to osnews.com with your mobile device and we'll auto-recognize it. That's one of the reasons why I think this TLD isn't really necessary. Why make a TLD for a mobile ghetto when you don't really have to?

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.mobi is an clueless invention
by Network23 on Tue 12th Jul 2005 07:35 in reply to "RE: Hurry it up guys!"
Network23 Member since:
2005-07-11

Just go to osnews.com with your mobile device and we'll auto-recognize it.

Correct. Skilful web publishers already does this.

But have in mind that "mobile browsers" will become more and more competent.

Some of SonyEricssons small phones (not the PDA types) already have a beatliful 320x240 screen (S700 etc), can use SVG and Flash Lite and Nokia is developing new browsers based on Apple WebCore (Safari), with a built in disk drive etc which means we will have full featured web browsers in our small cell phones within a year or two. Ordinary, small sized phones. Not the clumsy PDA-bricks.

Who then would like to be redirected to a crappy WAP 1.0 compliant information .mobi page with 1-bit WBMP graphics?

The focus should be on making your web content XHTML compatible and allow the browser to make the best of it; desktop, server, laptop, embedded, game or cell phone browser.

.mobi is an clueless invention by a bunch of fucking MBA n00bs.

Skilful web publishers know how to provide good information for mobile browsers. The rest of us are already using http://wap.example.com/ or http://www.example.com/wap/

.mobi is an clueless invention by a bunch of fucking MBA n00bs.

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