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Google's WML Proxy

Chris [PersonRank 0]

Thursday, March 24, 2005
15 years ago

Does anyone know of what use this might be to anyone?

wmlproxy.google.com

Chris

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Google use it to "translate" pages from HTML into WML so that WAP browsers can display the site when searching via this page:

google.com/wml

(BTW, that page returns WML, so unless you view it from a WAP-enabled browser, your web browser will probably try to download the content.)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I tried it years ago, when there was no WAP2 with XHTML basis, and it worked well... except it would cut off pages after some amount of characters. Which was not so nice.

Chad [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

In its mobile FAQ Google says it will redirect to my WAP-designed site (if it exists), rather than delivering the refomatted site created by the wml proxy. But how do I tell Google that I have a WAP-designed site that I would rather have displayed?

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