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

Subject: RE: [xsl] xslt on server-side vs. client-side
From: "Hunsberger, Peter" <Peter.Hunsberger@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 09:33:08 -0600
> Well a server sitting there doing nothing runs cool. A server fully
> loaded runs hot. Doing 1000's of transforms will make it run hot. Hot
> servers use more electricity, stress disks, stress memory and generally
> die sooner. Let the reader pay ;-)

Well, as someone who has had to provision both servers and manage the design
of their operating environments I won't disagree, except, to point out that
servers are designed to make this kind of thing as efficient as possible.
Similarly, application server software is designed to make the repetition of
tasks as efficient as possible.  It would be a fallacy to imagine that
having the workload spread across 1000 machines would save any electricity
(and I don't think anyone is saying or believing this).  If your target
environment is the internet, then certainly you can be ecologically
irresponsible and send the work to the users, but if you're running an
Intranet (as we do), then it would be a bad idea on several levels (even if
you have control over the clients)...

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