Referring to the technique of stripping the graphic content out of Web pages for use in microbrowsers built into terminals used in cellular networks running the Wireless Access Protocol (WAP). Web clipping is simpler, but much less aesthetically pleasing than accessing Web sites written in WML (Wireless Markup Language), which is similar to HTML. The alternative is transcoding from HTML to WML, which is accomplished through gateways. The latter approach is commonly employed in contemporary networks, as the cost of such gateway technology has dropped considerably in the recent past, while the performance of the gateways has increased. See also cellular radio, gateway, HTML, microbrowser, WAP, and WML.
(1) Extracting a smaller amount of text and graphic elements from a Web page in order to display effectively on a handheld Web appliance. Web clipping often uses a predefined form, or template, into which the extracted data are placed.
(2) An excerpt of information taken from the Web.