I have looked around on DynaTrace and have not come across an answer for this so far.
Could you please explain to me, the possibilities as to why identical backbone tests run from the IE browser agent and the Chrome browser agent vary in performance (response time)?
The IE browser agent tests have a lower response time and improved availability over the Chrome browser agent. What are the possible reasons for this? In my mind, I would expect Chrome to have the better performance but that isn't so.
Answer by Heiko S. ·
the answer is not so trivial. A different performance on different Browser can have very various reasons.
One could be that the content downloaded is different because someone has implemented a css/js function that loads different content for different browsers.Maybe the connection handling is different in the browsers which adds additional latency to one browser....
Also it could be that pages are "optimized" for a dedicated browser or that the monitoring setup has varies (i. e. flash enabled/silverlight enabled)
These are just a few examples why something looks different from a performance point of view.
Chrome expected to be faster than IE10 - well synthetic has focus on load time not render time.
For your specific question - I can dig that (probably per email before we publish the apropriate answer here)
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