Client Side Scripting Language Introduction

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Scripting Language definition

A scripting language is a programming language that supports scripts and programs that are written for a special run-time environment. They are interpreted rather than compiled.

An interpreter checks the syntax of the code and generates object code one source line at a time. The language is interpreted at run-time so that the instructions are executed immediately. There are two types of scripting languages.


CLIENT SIDE SCRIPTING LANGUAGES

They run on a browser(front end). This environment is known as Client side scripting environment.

The processing of the scripts takes place on the end users computer.

The source code of the requested service or web page is transferred from the web server to the end users computer over the internet and run directly in the browser.

The scripting language must be enabled on the client computer.

They make intractive and dynamic webpages.

They also interact with temporary storage and local storage and provide remote services for client-side application.

Example :

  • VB script and
  • JavaScript.

Advantages of Client Side Scripting Languages

No load on the server since all the processing is done in the browser.

These languages are easier than server side scripting languages.

Disadvantages of Client side scripting Languages

Minimal customization of web pages.

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