What Web scripting is?
How scripting and programming are different (and similar)
Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and Safari.
What is scripting language?
◦ A high-level programming language that is interpreted by another program at runtime.
◦ Scripting languages, which can be embedded within HTML, commonly are used to add functionality to a Web page, such as different menu styles or graphic displays or to serve dynamic advertisements.
◦ These types of languages are client or server-side scripting languages, affecting the data that the end user sees in a browser window.
(means that scripts execute without preliminary compilation)
Add scrolling or changing messages to the browser’s status line.
Display messages to the user, either as part of a Web page or in alert boxes.
Animate images or create images that change when you move the mouse over them. Create ad banners that interact with the user, rather than simply displaying a graphic. Detect the browser in use and display different content for different browsers.
ECMAScript is developed and maintained by the
ECMA-262 is the