cHTML

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cHTML

(Compact HTML) A subset of HTML for cellphones and PDAs. Developed by NTT Docomo in the late 1990s for its i-mode wireless system in Japan, cHTML was designed for the limited screen displays and functionality of handheld devices. For example, it supports scrolling buttons rather than a mouse. See i-mode.
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Some i-mode basics: compact mobile phones have built-in, several-inch, color screens displaying real-time, compact HTML Web pages with static and animated GIF images.
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