MaliciousDan - 5:45 pm on Dec 20, 2001 (gmt 0)
I think you should make sure of just what they want or expect. It's one thing to average a .01 second response time on something that doesn't rely on external resources, but it's a whole nother problem when you have external resources to depend on. Having to spend time to gauge how fast a client is going to be able to request a page is kind of in the same boat, it's extremely difficult and inaccurate, and if you do it from your script you could be slowing the entire process down. If you must measure response times for browsers your best option is to write a program that they can run on their own machine that can make a few requests an hour and keep track of the times there.