del.icio.us direc.tor: Delivering A High-Performance AJAX Web Service Broker :: Johnvey

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After the recent appearance of Google’s AJAXSLT, it’s interesting to read about del.icio.us direc.tor (page subtitle: Delivering A High-Performance AJAX Web Service Broker). As I commented yesterday, I don’t like the XSL-T syntax. However, when I look at the XSL used by this project, I will freely admit that this XSL is not bad. It is more verbose than a Velocity-like template language, but there just wasn’t a lot of template code necessary for direct.or.

When working with a fairly good size chunk of data (80,000 records!), leveraging as much C code as possible makes good sense. It’s a shame that Safari didn’t expose the XSL engine to JavaScript. That would have made tools like this one work well in every major browser except Opera.