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Typesofscriptinglanguages

1:ClientsideScriptingFeatures

TableofContents
A.Introduction
B.ClientsideScripting
Environment(Browsersand
Editors)
C.CharacteristicsofInterpreted
Languages
D.DifferencesbetweenClient
sideandServersideScripting
E.Typesofscripting
languages
1.Advantagesand
Disadvantagesof
ScriptingLanguages
2.UsesofScripting
Languages
F.MethodsUsedtoImplement
ClientsideScripts

Typesofscriptinglanguages
Specialisedscriptinglanguagesinclude:
Perl(PracticalExtractionandReportLanguage).Thisisapopular
stringprocessinglanguageforwritingsmallscriptsforsystem
administratorsandwebsitemaintainers.Muchwebdevelopmentis
nowdoneusingPerl.
Hypertalkisanotherexample.Itistheunderlyingscriptinglanguage
ofHyperCard.
LingoisthescriptinglanguageofMacromediaDirector,anauthoring
systemfordevelophighperformancemultimediacontentand
applicationsforCDs,DVDsandtheInternet.
AppleScript,ascriptinglanguagefortheMacintoshallowstheuserto
sendcommandstotheoperatingsystemto,forexampleopen
applications,carryoutcomplexdataoperations.
JavaScript,perhapsthemostpublicisedandwellknownscripting
languagewasinitiallydevelopedbyNetscapeasLiveScripttoallow
morefunctionalityandenhancementtowebpageauthoringthatraw
HTMLcouldnotaccommodate.AstandardversionofJavaScriptwas
laterdevelopedtoworkinbothNetscapeandMicrosoft'sInternet
Explorer,thusmakingthelanguagetoalargeextent,universal.This
meansthatJavaScriptcodecanrunonanyplatformthathasa
JavaScriptinterpreter.
VBScript,acutdownversionofVisualBasic,usedtoenhancethe
featuresofwebpagesinInternetExplorer.
Next:AdvantagesandDisadvantagesofScriptingLanguages

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