Although a complete discussion of WML and WMLS is beyond the scope of this book, it would be a useful exercise for you to create your own WML program and test it on a live Web server. This requires the following two items:
For the development tool, we recommend that you download and use the latest version of Openwave's SDK, which is freely available to developers at http://www.openwave.com. Once you install this program, you simply need to specify where the files will be stored.
To tune the Web server, you must add the MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) settings. MIME enables your Web server to handle specific file types. If the file extension is not listed, the Web server will reject any requests for a file of that type.
As you can see, it is not difficult to get WML running on a Web server. There is no software or hardware to install. The fun and challenging part for you will be creating the WML pages and testing the Web server with either a real PCS or a virtual PCS device.