One fundamental difference with WAP is the presence of a gateway that ALL the traffic to/from the micro-browser passes through. It can be liked to the existence of a proxy server. The only problem is that WAP gateway usually belongs to someone else. Any secure connections are handled as a man-in-the-middle at that gateway. This scenario is known as the WAP Gap. (Answered by Dave Juitt.)
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