Re: [xsl] xslt on server-side vs. client-side

Subject: Re: [xsl] xslt on server-side vs. client-side
From: "cutlass" <cutlass@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 10:16:04 -0000
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From: "Nathalie Pult" <s9292251@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

> Hi List,
> I already worked with xslt on server-side.
> What are the advantages and disadvantages having operations done on
> client-side?

Hello Nathalie,

Your question is fairly generic, so i will be short.

- Client side processing is desirable as this offloads processing from
server to client, this is especially compelling when all that needs to be
sent to the client is data, as stylesheets will already be cached.

- It would be nice for all major browsers to be in spec for xslt processor,
but unfortunately the only real choice is IE, though the IE xslt processor
is exceptional ( did i say that ? ). Mozilla does have xslt support, but at
the moment it is a bit sketchy but it should be up to spec very soon. When
this occurs client side processing will become more ubiqitous.

- client side processing, in a semantic world, means possibly that the
browser will take in data from a whole range of remote servers, then
aggregating this into a single customised 'view' at the client.

- some of the really neat clientside stuff has been done by Chris Bayes at

chow, jim fuller

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