Chapter 1. Capabilities

Table of contents

1.1. Network capabilities
1.2. Device capabilities
1.3. Browser capabilities
1.4. Application protocol capabilities

The most current web sites have been designed as if all web surfers always install the newest web browsers of Netscape and Microsoft on their high-performance desktop computers with 19 or 21 inch high-quality monitors and high-speed Internet access. Even if this assumption holds true in some cases, the capabilities of mobile devices, its web browsers and transmission links are very different. The following sections introduce the capabilities of cellular networks, typical mobile devices, mobile web browsers and the application protocol HTTP.

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