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Jerry Raia
06-17-2005, 06:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.mobilepipeline.com/164900347' target='_blank'>http://www.mobilepipeline.com/164900347</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Google Inc. on Thursday started testing a mobile-phone service that searches websites that have been designed to deliver content customized for the small screens of cellular phones. Google Mobile Web Search targets sites that use XHTML as the technology for delivering content to handsets. XHTML, or extensible HTML, is a web-page markup language that has been developed by the World Wide Web Consortium, an international standards body."</i><br /><br />It's about time! I don't think this is up and running for the world yet. I just went to Google on my phone and saw no sign of it. How many things does Google have in a permanent state of beta now? :lol:

Mike Temporale
06-17-2005, 06:22 PM
It's about time!

I agree, this is a great idea, and it's something we should have seen a while ago.

Google = Beta ;) at least for anything out site of their regular search functionality.

Sven Johannsen
06-17-2005, 08:20 PM
Just went to http://www.google.com/xhtml and got the added Mobile Web (Beta) under the usual Web, Images, and Local options

Darius Wey
06-18-2005, 05:18 AM
Tried and tested on both the Pocket PC and Smartphone. Works brilliantly. :way to go:

Jerry Raia
06-19-2005, 10:22 PM
Yep, I like it. I wonder how much better it will be in 10 years when Google takes it out of beta. :lol:

Mike Temporale
06-20-2005, 01:37 AM
After doing some digging, it looks like all Google is doing is checking that the site uses xhtml and therefore has the potential to support mobile devices. So they are totally missing any site that might sniff the browser and then build the page appropriately. :(