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Matt DeLacey
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Is there any data available about the performance of Java applets is Netscape browsers versus those in IE browsers? Don't want to start a war here, but I'm curious if there are any benchmarks, and if any scientific surveys have been done, and what they results were.

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Jack Shirazi
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There's some old tests done by Mark Roulo. Check the resources page at my site where I've got a link to his report.
 
Paul Wetzel
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This isn't related to applets but...I have seen preformance degradation with jsp returning large amounts of html/data in Netscape. IE displays the data much quicker. Has anyone else seen this and does anyone have a reason why.
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Part of the reason for this is often due to heavy use of tables. Netscape prefers to wait for all table data to be loaded before displaying anything, IE prefers to have a go at it, and adjust the layout later if it is wrong. For typical data-driven pages with a long table of data this can make a big difference.
The fix is the same as for static table pages. Hard code all image sizes using width and height, hard code table and cell widths, and if it is still too slow, consider breaking the table up into lots of little independent tables which "happen" to have the same width and columns.
 
Paul Wetzel
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That is very interesting. I wonder if I should code my tables so that every so often I end the table and start a new one. The site I am working on currently has an admin side that will list a table full of events, which could be very looooong. I guess that it only works if you are not nesting tables. I may run some test to see what the speed up is and report back.
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It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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