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Client-Side Scripting

To run on an user’s browser in order to perform some functionality client-side programming involves developing scripts.
The common client-side programming language is JavaScript, which has been continuous exploring its limits as the demands of internet users have increased. It has been used in ever more enhance ways, allowing near-desktop experience done for the browser. While there are some limitations to client-side programming, expert use can turn an average website into a web-based application. Every day promising developers are expanding the possibilities of client-side programming languages.
However there are some fundamental uses of client-side programming:

  • It enhance browser-based website usability.
  • Run checks on form values to make sure they are valid (e.g., check a password to make sure it is strong enough, a name is valid etc.)
  • It enhance website design
  • It also permit third-party plugins to add functionality and improve user experience

Client-side scripts are also known as embedded scripts as often they are embedded within an HTML or XHTML document. We can also contain these scripts in a separate file and to consume it we will have to give its reference in the document which is using it.
The essential files are sent to the user’s computer by the web server on which they reside. After that the script is executed by the user’s web browser results into a displayed document.
Users can also view the source code by viewing the script that contains the script.

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