The Harm of the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)

The Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) is a disaster waiting to happen. First, the WAP protocols are booby-trapped with patents. Patent infringement claims have already been made by the holders of the following two patents, and more claims can almost certainly be expected in the future:

In addition, the WAP protocols are ill-conceived, closed, and poorly-designed. The following documents provide a detailed discussion and analysis of WAP:

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