|Client or Server?||Server. Includes a small applet that can optionally be used as a user interface on the client.|| Applet: Runs
entirely on the client
Servlet: Runs entirely on the server
|Browsers and platforms||Works with all browsers. Requires NT-based server, IIS and ASP, Intel platform.||Applet: Compatible with most browsers.
Servlet: Compatible with all browsers. Server must support Java servlets.
|IE||Works with all browsers (browser upgrade may be required)|
|Browser Security||Not applicable.|| Applet: Works with signed and unsigned applets.
Servlet: Not applicable.
|Accept ActiveX controls.||Spell Check Applet is unsigned. Digital signing not needed.|
|Site traffic||Usable in high-traffic sites with multiple simultaneous spelling-check requests||Servlet: Usable in high-traffic sites assuming server hardware has sufficient processing power||Not applicable.||Not applicable.|
|Client download requirements||Not applicable.||Applet JAR file is roughly 87K. American English dictionary is roughly 320K.||Cab file.||Applet JAR file is roughly 87K. American English dictionary is roughly 320K.|
| Supports industry
i.e.: medical, legal, etc.