The WML (Wireless Markup Language) version of the BBC Mobile website has been closed this week, bringing an end to the BBC’s WAP presence after ten years.
The corporation says WML traffic has fallen from 20% of its mobile web usage two years ago to less than 1% today. In a statement, it said “We have to look at as much value for money as possible, and we cannot justify the expense of maintaining the WML version for an ever-decreasing number of users. We have therefore decided to focus development on the standard XHTML mobile site.”
Mobile devices that support XHTML will be redirected to the XHTML BBC mobile site.