Practice and Evaluation of Pagelet-Based Client-Side Rendering Mechanism

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    • HAN Hao
    • Department of Information Science, Faculty of Science, Kanagawa University
    • XUE Yinxing
    • Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore
    • OYAMA Keizo
    • National Institute of Informatics|Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI)
    • LIU Yang
    • School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University


The rendering mechanism plays an indispensable role in browser-based Web application. It generates active webpages dynamically and provides human-readable layout through template engines, which are used as a standard programming model to separate the business logic and data computations from the webpage presentation. The client-side rendering mechanism, owing to the advances of rich application technologies, has been widely adopted. The adoption of client side rendering brings not only various merits but also new problems. In this paper, we propose and construct "pagelet", a segment-based template engine for developing flexible and extensible Web applications. By presenting principles, practice and usage experience of pagelet, we conduct a comprehensive analysis of possible advantages and disadvantages brought by client-side rendering mechanism from the viewpoints of both developers and end-users.


  • IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems

    IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems E97.D(8), 2067-2083, 2014

    The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers


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