[mod_python] XSLT versus 'traditional' templating

Scott Sanders sanders at apache.org
Fri Aug 20 13:29:52 EDT 2004

I am not deluding myself.  If you have two pages that take 50ms to 
render, but one is streamed, every user on this planet (including 
yourself) will think the streamed page is faster.  It is a psycological 
fact of life.  That is part of the reason there is a computer field 
called HCI.

We had a customer that was pissed off about how slow our server app 
was.  All we did is turn off buffering of output (we were doing it to 
catch errors before the user saw the page), and the customer said 
'That's great! Why weren't you doing that before'.  Render time AND 
response time were the same, the only difference was TTFB (time to 
first byte).


On Aug 20, 2004, at 11:43 AM, Jorey Bump wrote:

> Scott Sanders wrote:
>> This is true.  Usually though (and this was the case in my app), you 
>> spit out a bunch of header html without complex expression 
>> evaluation), so the user starts to see the top of your page.  That's 
>> all it takes to convice them that the app is fast, and if anything is 
>> slow, it's their browser.
> You're deluding yourself. Users measure speed as the time between the 
> request and the moment the desired data hits their eyes. They visit 
> other sites; they know when your app is slow. ;)
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