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Comment LC-1725
Commenter: Ben Cerbera Millard <cerbera@projectcerbera.com>

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> I do think it's feasible to write once for the desktop and some kind
> of portable device, but such a device is substantially different from
> what people have in their average phone / browser.

Perhaps the Default Delivery Context (DDC) is out of date? It seems to be
based on mobile phones produced in the mid-1990's. They have become
radically more capable in the decade since then. My experience is mainstream
mobiles getting closer to desktop browsers each year (Opera [1] and Webkit
[2] being industry leaders in this regard).

The mobile industry's aims are clear from their actions: make the whole web
available [3][4]. Surely W3C's MWI should be centered on making that happen
faster and more effectively? The current work seems to be on degrading
current content to accomodate a DDC akin to decade-old phones which, AFAIK,
no longer exist.

Vodafone [5], T-Mobile [3] and Three [6] already have a flat rate for web
access in the UK (as Simon Pieters speculated on). So for one thing, the
financial cost of page downloads is being solved by market factors...just
like it did for desktop PCs. :-)
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