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From Sylvain Wallez <sylv...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [RT] Is Cocoon Obsolete?
Date Mon, 03 Oct 2005 15:53:55 GMT
Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:

> Ross Gardler wrote:
>
>> ... a  rich client requires higher bandwidth.
>
>
> This argument absolutely bogus.
>
> Google Maps, for example, is a way richer client than, say, MapQuest 
> but consumes a fraction of the bandwidth, because using the web in a 
> more architecturally consistent way, it can take advantage of the 
> browser (or local proxy) caches.
>
> If you were to deliver a mapping applications to, say, schools in 
> africa, which one would you use, MapQuest (where every click is a new 
> 120Kb gif file) or GMaps (where there is virtually no traffic 
> generated at all after the initial load... which, for normally, can be 
> consumed by a local transparent proxy)?


I would (and actually do) use Mappy (http://www.mappy.com/), which has 
provided for ages a flash-based GUI that receives vector data from the 
server, and which is snappier than GMaps. Bitmaps suck when it comes to GIS!

Sylvain

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Sylvain Wallez                        Anyware Technologies
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Apache Software Foundation Member     Research & Technology Director


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