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  1. Creating a Wireless Web Application
  2. A Brief Introduction to WML
  3. Detecting Wireless Clients in a JSP or Servlet
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Detecting Wireless Clients in a JSP or Servlet

There is no reason why you can't write a JSP or servlet that services requests from wireless phones and Web browsers at the same time, especially when you are handling form input. When you send a response back, of course, you want to know whether you should send HTML or WML. When the browser or the phone makes a request, it passes the Web server a list of the kinds of content it will accept. You can retrieve the list by making the following method call:

String accept = request.getHeader(“Accept”);

For a wireless client, you should see text/vnd.wap.wml somewhere in the accept string. You can test for it this way:

if (accept.indexOf(“text/vnd.wap.wml”) >= 0)
    // handle a wireless client
    // handle a regular web client
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