[REBOL] Re: [grid][html][table]
From: atruter::labyrinth::net::au at: 10-Jul-2004 22:31
> Did you send each row as a separate table?
Nope, just one big table. I can see how separate tables, even though the
final HTML file would be bigger, would avoid the required "pre-scan" to
calculate column widths ... but just how slow can this process be!?
> I would be surprised if even mozilla / firefox / opera could open such a
> large dataset in a single table...
Tried with Opera (7.51) and although it displays the table instantly and
reports that the document is "100%" loaded, scroll bars are inactive and
memory usage climbs to 1.8Gb over 5 minutes (it croaked before completing).
While not a REBOL issue, I just can't work out why a browser needs over
1.5Gb of memory to display a 67Mb HTML table ... we can do similar things
100's of times faster with VID and using a fraction of the memory.
None of this is to suggest that I actually *need* to do this at the end of
the day, I am just playing around with the practical limits of various
output options at the moment.