Wireless and XHTML
XHTML should begin to move to the center stage in terms of importance in 2002, as browser vendors begin to support it. For wireless developers, XHTML will become of paramount importance; the WAP Forum and NTT DoCoMo have announced that WAP and i-Mode, respectively, will transition to XHTML as a markup language. XHTML will augment and perhaps eventually replace WAP's WML (Wireless Markup Language) in WAP 2.0, whose specification was released for public review on August 1, 2001 (see press release at AnyWhereYouGo.com). Nokia has also publicly demonstrated their XHTML browser for mobile devices, which comes complete with support for cascading style sheets (see press release). To view an online demo of Nokia's XHTML browser, visit http://www.nokia.com/xhtmldemo/. For the first time, it will be possible to build web content using one language for display on a wide variety of wireless and desktop browsers.