Information Technology

Gartner Glossary

WAP (Wireless Application Protocol)

Open, global specification that enables users of wireless devices to access and interact with wireless information services and applications. WAP specifications are based on Internet standards, with extensions to reflect the wireless device environment. Specifications in WAP architecture are arranged in a protocol stack consisting of application, session, transaction, security and transport layers. The application layer includes WML and WMLScript for content and Wireless Telephony Application Interface (WTAI) for telephony service capabilities.

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