RE: [xsl] XSLT vs javascript performance

Subject: RE: [xsl] XSLT vs javascript performance
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 7 Feb 2010 22:03:18 -0000
When comparing the performance of a high-level language (XSLT) to a
lower-level language (Javascript), the first rule is that the ratio depends
more than anything else on the skill of the programmer writing in the
lower-level language. Unless you factor that as a variable into your
comparison, the results are fairly meaningless.


Michael Kay  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob Belics [mailto:rob_belics@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: 07 February 2010 21:38
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [xsl] XSLT vs javascript performance
> I'm wondering if anyone has any information on performance of 
> xslt transformation speed in the browser vs letting 
> javascript work on the DOM from data fetched from the web. 
> For example, if the browser already has the xslt file or 
> javascript code and some xml data is fetched from a remote 
> server over the internet due to the user clicking on a link.
> Which could finish processing that data faster? 
> After some Googling, I've only found one article that claims 
> xslt would be "many times faster" but without any reason for 
> saying that. Browsers, recently, have sped up performance of 
> their javascript engines quite a bit. Particularly Firefox, 
> Webkit and, now, Opera.

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