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What is a scripting language

 
Mohan Panigrahi
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JavaScript, VBScript, ActionScript,PHP are all known as scripting languages. Could any one suggest what makes scripting language to be called so.
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Randall Twede
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a scripting language is used when you want dynamic content on a website (user interaction). scripting languages fall into two basic categories, client-side and server-side. as for the origin of the name "scripting" im not certain.
 
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