all i can say is DOM performance... it's faster to render things by building a string of HTML and updating the page, rather than just using the DOM to add an element in the right place - and that about sums up why performance is so terrible
You only need a browser and server loaded apps...
If you only need a browser you dont need 90% of MS revenue generating software...
Thats why MS joined in the JS standards process to stop it being developed.
Same goes for Adobe....
I gave up...
...with IE6. Enough said?
Waste of time
Seriously... benchmarking a script language on the PC we have in 2009?
Apples and Oranges
The comparison did make me think of the "we sped up the boot process because companies lose so much time during reboots" reportage, though ... if only to wonder how much of *that* was journalistic "license" and Chinese whispers!
// Heaven's Gates 'cos he's innocent this time
How is this news?
"You only need a browser and server loaded apps...
If you only need a browser you dont need 90% of MS revenue generating software..."
The browser still needs a OS to run on....
MS - one bottle neck at a time.
So, they didn't think improving JS speed specifiically was a good thing... kinda like making windows cluster's and forgetting to do anything about the terrible disk I/O handling that brings clustering rather pointlessly to its knees..
MS don't see any bigger pictures than wanting to own the wold.. the bigger picture of a browser working well in all areas is lost on them.
IE 6 killed off any kind of faith in MS's ability to write web software.... which is why silverlight is still a plugin i don't want or need.
@Anonymous Coward 07:56
"The browser still needs a OS to run on...."
Not really, at least nothing much more complex than say DOS6. That's why it is possible for web browsers to run on TV's and mobile phones.
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