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Client Side Scripting

Client side scripting is concerned with programming the behaviour of the web browser in response to given events. All procesing takes place on the client machine and it can be used to disribute the workload between web servers and their clients. A number of programming klanguages are available, including Javascript and VBScript.

If implemented thoughtfully, it can enhance usability and accessibility, rather than simply provide pop-ups and gimmicks. Its major disadvantage is that it can be disabled by the user, and any functionality or checks will be circumented.

Any implementation must therefore consider its target audience carefully and if necessary

In addition, all the developers code is visible to anyone who visits the page, with possible security implications

The combination of Javascript, CSS and HTML to provide dynamic web pages is often referred to as DHTML.