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Browser Standards

Windows Mobile 6.5

The following table shows the standards to which the browser features adhere:

Feature Description


  • HTML 4.01
  • XHTML Basic
  • XHTML 1.1
    • Except the Bidirectional Text and Full Forms modules.
    • With the addition of the Frames and Legacy modules.

Cascading style sheets (CSS)

  • CSS, level 1 (CSS1)
  • CSS Mobile Profile 1.0
  • Wireless CSS 1.1 (part of OMA Browsing v2.3)
  • Support for media types: all, screen, and handheld
  • Some CSS, level 2 (CSS2), such as text overflow


  • Microsoft XML Parser 3.0 (MSXML3)
  • Data islands
  • XSL for Transformations (XSLT)
  • XML stylstyle sheetport

Scripting and Document Object Model (DOM)

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 subset
  • Microsoft JScript 5.6 (compliant with ECMAScript Language Specification Edition 3)
    For more information about JScript, see this Microsoft Web site.
  • XMLHTTP and XML Doc that is available in script
    For more information, see the XML feature area.
  • DOM Level 0
    For more information about DOM Level 0, see this W3C Web site.
    The term DOM Level 0 refers to a mix (not formally specified) of HTML document functionalities that Netscape Navigator version 3.0 and Microsoft Internet Explorer version 3.0 offered.
  • Collections: all, images, links, frames, forms, anchors
  • innerText/HTML read/write on all elements
  • Style object

Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)

  • WAP 1.2.1
    • Wireless Markup Language (WML)
    • Wireless Session Protocol (WSP) and Wireless Transport Layer Security (WTLS)
  • WAP 2.0
    • WML over HTTP
      For more information about what standards are supported, see the HTML and XHTML and CSS feature areas.

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