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Subject: Re: [xsl] Saxon for C/PHP/Python/etc
From: "Tony Graham" <tgraham@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 15:28:44 +0100 (IST)

On Fri, September 27, 2013 3:00 pm, Louis-Dominique Dubeau wrote:
> On Fri, 2013-09-27 at 14:26 +0100, Adam Retter wrote:
>> libxslt is not just used on devices where there are web browsers!
>> There are many servers that do not have web browsers installed.
>
> Yep. I have to run XSLT on the server. There's a significant difference
> in the resources (time, memory) required between running something based
> on libxslt and running anything Java-based.
>
>> Also I
>> was rather under the impression that most web browser plugins were
>> written in C++ and not Java.
>
> That seems correct to me.

There's likely fewer Java-enabled web browsers now than a year ago anyway
after the Java security problems seen since January.  E.g., "Several
security firms routinely advise consumers and business to disable Java
browser add-ons, which are seldom needed to surf the 'net but sometimes
needed for internet applications." [1], and I have worked at a company
with a policy of disabling Java unless absolutely necessary.

Regards,


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[1] http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/07/22/java_security_omnishambles/


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