FOUNDATION FOR INTELLIGENT PHYSICAL AGENTS

 

 

FIPA Agent Message Transport Protocol
for WAP Specification

 

Document title

FIPA Agent Message Transport Protocol for WAP Specification

Document number

XC00076C

Document source

FIPA Agent Management

Document status

Experimental

Date of this status

2001/08/10

Supersedes

FIPA00024

Contact

fab@fipa.org

Change history

2000/06/13

Approved for Experimental

2001/08/10

Line numbering added

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000 Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents - http://www.fipa.org/

Geneva, Switzerland

Notice

Use of the technologies described in this specification may infringe patents, copyrights or other intellectual property rights of FIPA Members and non-members. Nothing in this specification should be construed as granting permission to use any of the technologies described. Anyone planning to make use of technology covered by the intellectual property rights of others should first obtain permission from the holder(s) of the rights. FIPA strongly encourages anyone implementing any part of this specification to determine first whether part(s) sought to be implemented are covered by the intellectual property of others, and, if so, to obtain appropriate licenses or other permission from the holder(s) of such intellectual property prior to implementation. This specification is subject to change without notice. Neither FIPA nor any of its Members accept any responsibility whatsoever for damages or liability, direct or consequential, which may result from the use of this specification.

Foreword

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Contents

1 Scope. 3

2 Message Transport Protocol for WAP. 3

2.1 Component Name. 3

2.2 Syntax. 3

3 References. 3


1         Scope

This document is part of the FIPA specifications and deals with message transportation between inter-operating agents. This document also forms part of the FIPA Agent Management Specification [FIPA00023] and contains specifications for:

 

         The transportation of messages between agents using Wireless Application Protocol (WAP - see [WAP99]).

 


2         Message Transport Protocol for WAP

This MTP is based on WAP which represents the entire agent message (including the message envelope) in a WAP message. Once the message has been received, the message envelope is parsed by the ACC and the message is handled according to the instructions and information given in the message envelope.

 

The following rules apply when using WAP:

 

         The transport addresses given must be complete, for example, wap://foo.com/acc for a WAP phone or a http://bar.com/acc for a WAP content server in a wireline network.

 

         The WAP content type for any data transfer must be set to x-application/fipa-message.

 

The WAP specification defines two modes of interaction between wireless client devices and hosts in a wireline network: through a WAP gateway and to a WAP server. The specification of this MTP does not distinguish between these. However, it should be noted that these two modes lead to different combinations of interfaces for the wireless and wireline environment hosts.

 

Supporting information about the management of wireless communication environments for agent communication can be found in [FIPA00014].

 

2.1        Component Name

The name assigned to this component:

 

fipa.mts.mtp.wap.std

 

2.2        Syntax

The syntax used for the message envelope is that defined in [FIPA00085].

 


3         References

[FIPA00014] FIPA Nomadic Application Support Specification. Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents, 2000. http://www.fipa.org/specs/fipa00014/

[FIPA00023] FIPA Agent Management Specification. Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents, 2000. http://www.fipa.org/specs/fipa00023/

[FIPA00067] FIPA Agent Message Transport Service Specification. Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents, 2000. http://www.fipa.org/specs/fipa00067/

[FIPA00085] FIPA Agent Message Transport Envelope Representation in XML Specification. Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents, 2000.
http://www.fipa.org/specs/fipa00085/

[WAP99] Wireless Application Protocol Specification Version 1.2. WAP Forum, 1999.
http://www.wapforum.org/what/technical.htm