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Client side XSLT has one terrific advantage : it allows splitting up a page into dynamic and static parts. This allows you to cache almost-static-but-not-really pages very efficiently. E.g. a news paper front page with a “logged in as…” section top right, but otherwise equal content. Or HN comment pages for logged in users, which currently are uncached and can cause quite heavy load on the server for heavy threads, simply by virtue of people viewing it. I remember a situation where they explicitly asked: please log out when viewing this comment page—that shouldn’t be necessary.

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