A bletcherous protocol
stack which basically reinvents TCP/IP
from the ground up, under the guise of "wireless
is different" (kind of ironic considering that TCP
because of the radio network on alohanet
). As a result, you have people reimplementing all the mistakes that were made in the history of the internet
, but in a tenth of the timespan.
This would be understandable if WAP (more precisely, WDP and WTP) actually did anything that UDP and TCP didn't do. As it is, it's a hodge-podge of ideas borrowed from the IETF and misimplemented by a closed committee.
Check out http://www.4k-associates.com/IEEE-L7-WAP-BIG.html for more information.