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RE: Bad News on IE6 XML Support
- From: Miles Sabin <email@example.com>
- To: xml-dev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 09 Sep 2001 19:06:53 +0100
Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote,
> I'm sorry but delivering the same XSLT transformation sheet to 1000
> clients takes far more resources than one simple transformation.
Hmm ... pretty clearly having the client do the transform offloads
work from the server, so what extra resources have you got in mind?
In raw bandwidth terms your claim probably isn't true. And even in
those cases where it _is_ true, it's probably not all that
Worst case first ...
n x size of transformed doc
n x (size of untransformed doc + size of stylesheet)
Now, would you expect the size of the untransformed doc + the size
of the stylesheet to be _vastly_ greater than that of the size the
transformed doc? I wouldn't.
In less worst case circumstances I would hope that the stylesheet
would be cacheable (and cached, either on the client or at an
intervening proxy/surrogate), so we'd have,
n x size of transformed document
n x (size of untransformed doc + (size of stylesheet/hit rate))
which makes the client-side transform look a lot more competitive. In
fact, in the not unlikely circumstances that the transform causes
doc size inflation relative to the untransformed doc, the client-side
transform might well have the edge.
So in the absence of solid empirical measurements I'd say this
particular issue was moot.
Miles Sabin InterX
Internet Systems Architect 27 Great West Road
+44 (0)20 8817 4030 Middx, TW8 9AS, UK