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#1 devbanana

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 02:56 PM


I am creating a framework, and for the templating, I decided to use XML and XSLT.

The thing is, I've heard that XSLT can be a bit intensive for larger documents, and it might hurt performance. So, I was thinking of detecting if the user's browser supported XSLT, and if so, just have the browser do the transform. Otherwise, PHP could do the transform.

Here's the question:
  • Is XSL an accepted standard so much so that it would be safe to assume the browser has XSLT support? it has been around since 1999, anyway.
  • If not, then how would you detect this in PHP? I'm thinking if I just check the HTTP_USER_AGENT, I might then be able to compare that to known user agents that do support it.

Programming in PHP since 1882. Oh wait, computers weren't around that long, huh....
Hey, while we're here, would you mind giving me some suggestions on my PHP framework?

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