When using ASP, it is important to understand that Asp code exists on the server
only. ASP code, which is code surrounded by the <% and %> delimiters, is
processed completely on the server. The client accesses this ASP code. If youve
created a web page before you might be familiar with client side scripting.
scripting is programmatic code in an HTML file that runs on the browser. Client-Side
scripting code is simply HTML code and is denoted by the <script> HTML tag.
Client-side scripting is commonly written using java script programming language
due to the fact that Netscape navigator only supports the java script scripting
language for client side scripting. Listing a static HTML Page that contain client
side scripting code.
code in listing includes raw HTML and it is nothing more than a static HTML file.
If the contents of listing were entered into a web page named client side scripting.htm,
the entire contents would be sent to the browser when the client requests the
web page. The browser, when rendering the HTML, would display a message box when
the alert method was reached in the output of listing and viewed through a browser.
You can have client side scripting code in an ASP page because client side scripting
is HTML code as far as the Web server is concerned .
side scripts are scripts that execute on the web server. These scripts are processed
and their output is sent to the client.
of Client-side scripting and Serverside Scripting
scripting : A client-side script is not processed at all by the web server,
and it is processed only by the client. It is the clients responsibility
to execute all client side scripts.
side scripting : Server side scripting are processed completely
on the web server. The client does not receive any code from server- side scripts:
rather the client receives just the output of the server-side scripts. Client-side
scripts and server side scripts cannot interact with one another because the client
side scripts are executed on the client, after the server side scripts have finished
is most important to understand that client side scripts and server side scripts
are two completely separate entities.