Performance Comparison of Mozilla 1.3 Beta and Safari v60

Friday February 14th, 2003

Mac bystander writes: "Interesting article comparing Mach-O Mozilla 1.3b on OS X to the new Safari beta. Sounds like the whole perf thing is not as clear-cut in that comparison as it is when comparing Safari to Chimera (off the 1.0 branch) or Netscape 7 (1.0 branch) on a broadband in-lab connection... ;)"

#19 Re: Silly

by bzbarsky

Friday February 14th, 2003 3:21 PM

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> Most of the time is taken up by data transmission

So the fact that Safari's HTTP networking subsystem does not reuse connections shouldn't be taken into account? Even broadband is nothing like the 100baseT network with 0 latency that perf "tests" are usually done over. On broadband, you still have somewhat limited bandwidth and more importantly connection setup starts to tell once you have latency.

Further, most home users _do_ still have dialup, you know. So this is a much more useful perf comparison for them.

I would love to see someone do a comparison over a broadband connection in a real-world browsing situation. I'd do it myself, if I had a Mac.....

> loads of debug code

It is? You sure? (People say and used to say that about Mozilla a lot, and it's definitely false and has been false for a _long_ time about Mozilla).