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Scripting languages (Computer science)

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Topical headingScripting languages (Computer science)
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See alsoProgramming languages (Electronic computers)
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Found inWebopedia, Oct. 2, 2006 (scripting language: a high-level programming language that is interpreted by another program at runtime rather than compiled by the computer's processor as other programming languages are. 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 service dynamic advertisements. These types of languages are client-side scripting languages, affecting the data that the end user sees in a browser window. Other scripting languages are server-side scripting languages that manipulate the data, usually in a database on the server. Scripting languages came about largely because of the development of the Internet as a communications tool. JavaScript, ASP, JSP, PHP, Perl, Tcl and Python are examples.)
Dict. of computer & Internet words, 2001: (scripting language: a relatively simple high-level programming language, such as HyperTalk, that is used to create scripts)
Facts on file dict. of computer science, 2000 (scripting language; Perl is an example)
Collin, S.M.H. Dict. of computing, 2005 (scripting language: a simple programming language, normally proprietary to an application, that allows a user to automate the application's function)