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WAP Specifications undergoing public review

This page lists the WAP specifications which are in Proposed or Prototype state. In addition, the page provides information on how to submit comments on the specifications.

Major updates:

2001-08-24:
The WAP Billing Framework specification is available as a prototype (120 kbytes):
WAP-220-BFW-20010807-t
2001-05-21: The WTAI TETRA specification is available as a prototype (96 kbytes):
WAP-246-WTAITETRA-20010516-t

Providing Comments on WAP Specifications

The Open Mobile Alliance encourages public review of WAP Approved, Proposed and Prototype specifications. Technical comments and feedback should be addressed to the Technical-Comments mailing list. For Proposed and Prototype specifications, the comments column in the tables below provide e-mail addresses to the chair of the responsible group. When sending comments, please include the appropriate contact information (Name, Company/Organization and Email address) along with your comments.

Specification Policy Statements

For Policy Statements, Implementation Notes and other public information related to the WAP Specifications, please see the WAP Specification Policy Statements.

WAP Specification States

Generally, various documents are available for public review and comment. At this time, the following classes of documents may be reviewed:

  1. Approved Specification — a WAP-approved technical specification which is part of the overall WAP Specification Suite. Before adoption as part of the overall WAP Specification Suite, implementation and/or operational experience must validate the specification. An Approved WAP Specification is considered a mature and viable technical solution to a well-defined and pressing technical or operational problem.
  2. Proposed Specification — a technical document under consideration for inclusion in the WAP Specification Suite and under active review and validation by the Open Mobile Alliance membership. The originating Specification Working Group must consider a Proposed Specification stable and complete. A Proposed Specification has a finite lifetime (generally three months) and will expire if it is not acted upon.
  3. Prototype Specification — a technical document under consideration for inclusion in the WAP Specification Suite, which has reached a point where the WAP Specification Working Group feels it has reached theoretical completion, but requires public review and/or prototype implementation to validate the contents of the specification. A Prototype specification is not considered complete or stable. A Prototype Specification has a finite lifetime (generally six months) and will expire if it is not acted upon. This document stage is particularly useful for validation of an extremely complex specification.

Prototype and Proposed Specifications are not part of the WAP Specification Suite. A vendor may not claim compliance with a specification of this status.

Proposed Specifications undergoing public review

The following table lists the specifications and proposed SINs (Specification Information Notes) currently under consideration for elevation to Approved status. Specifications and SINs in the Proposed state are considered stable but subject to change. Click on the hyperlink in the Document field to download a .pdf of the document. The open public review period for technical specif´ications and SINs that contains class one changes concludes on 6:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) or Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)  72 days after the start date, unless otherwise noted. For SINs that contain class two or three changes, the review period is a minimum of two weeks from the start date.

Comments can be submitted by "Comments" link associated with a specification. The comments will be routed to the chair of the group. Please include the following in your message:

  • Name of specification in the subject field (an editor may work on more than one specification)
  • Comments–in the body of the message or as an attached Word file
  • Signature–name and company affiliation (comments will not be processed without this).
Comments Document Start date Expected end date
WAP-262 WAP-262-ClassConform-20020517-p 21-June-2002 19-July-2002


Prototype Specifications

The following table lists the specifications currently under consideration for elevation to Proposed status. Specifications in the Prototype state are considered immature and will be subject to change as further development and validation occurs. A specification can stay in prototype state for a maximum of six months. Click on the hyperlink in the Document field to download a .pdf of the document.

Comments can be submitted by "Comments" link associated with a specification. The comments will be routed to the editor. Please include the following in your message:

  • Name of specification in the subject field (an editor may work on more than one specification)
  • Comments–in the body of the message or as an attached Word file
  • Signature–name and company affiliation (comments will not be processed without this).
Comments Document Start Expected end date
WAP-220 WAP Billing FW
WAP-220-BFW-20010807-t
Accompanying memo with request for feedback
24-Aug-2001

23-Feb-2002

WAP-233 WAP Signed Content
WAP-233-SCONT-20010531-t
2-July-2001

1-Jan-2002

WAP-246 WTAI, TETRA specific addendum
WAP-246-WTAITETRA-20010516-t
21-May-2001

20-Nov-2001