The areas covered in his article include:
- Server-side support
- Client-side support
- Ajax support
One key point that jumped out at me is that the Opera Mini servers have full support for ECMAScript 4 on the server-side but is hindered on the client side by the limitations imposed on individual handsets.
My reaction was obviously that this is a major limitation but Chris goes on to give this perspective:
There are also some considerations when trying to use Ajax, as the Opera Mini architecture handles Ajax requests slightly differently based on the expected functionality. Chris cited the use of automated page refreshes as a possible sticking point.
As with any mobile device or browser, a lot of homework needs to be done when developing for Opera Mini but it looks like Opera is making some good strides towards easing that pain.
Posted by Rey Bango at 6:30 am