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Server side include Vs. Scripting Language

 
sonali mehta
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Server side include
Embedding programming languages with in HTML

Scripting Language
Programming language that is embedded with in HTML

Pls. explain the difference b/w above two definitions.

Source:
Hanumant Deshmukh page 15

More confusing is, it says,

ASP & SSJS (Netscape�s Server side Java Script) as server side include
and
JSP combines Java as scripting language with HTML

I have impression as ASP (compile for every request) & JSP (complies for first request) work as server side script, I mean, same category.........

I would appreciate your reply.
Thanks.
 
Anand Wadhwani
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After reading your confusion post, I am confused too

Anyway here is what I understand for these different jargons:

Scripting Language:
The scripting language can again categozied into two: Server Side and Client side. The server side script like JSP, ASP, Perl, PHP blah blah is embedded in an HTML to generate dynamic data from database. And the client side script like JavaScipt, VBScript, PerlScript etc is embedded in an HTML primiarily used for form fields validations before sending data to server to avoid unnecesary server trip.

Server side include is another term used for Server Side Scripting Language.

And client side script like JavaScript and VBScript can run at server side also using "runat" attribute of <SCRIPT> html tag, but in this case the web server should be capable / configred for interpreting such scripts at server side. And still such script would not be able to work as full-fleged database-interactive programming language on server side.

Hope I have not confused you more
 
sonali mehta
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Thanks for the reply.
 
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