The following list presents only some groups of typical tasks
Below you'll find simple examples illustrating each of these tasks.
1. Giving the user more control over the browser.
Example: Here you can change
the background color of this page as well as the text on the browser's status bar.
2. Detecting the user's browser and OS.
The ability to detect the user's browser and OS
allows your script to perform platform-dependent operations, if necessary.
Here users of different browsers will get different greetings:
3. Performing simple computations on the client side.
4. Validating the user's input.
In the calculator above, try typing some letters instead of numeric input.
You'll get a warning: Invalid input characters!
without wasting the user's time by the Web server access.
If the user makes a mistake in the input, the user will get an error message immediately!
On the other hand, if the input information is validated only on the server,
then the user would have to wait for the server response.
5. Handling dates and time.
This script says "Nice morning, isn't it?" or
"Good afternoon!" or
"Good evening!" or
"Wow, you are not asleep yet!?"
depending on the current time. It also tells you today's date.
6. Generating HTML pages on the fly.
The Table of Contents on the left is dynamically expandable.
To view all subsections in a section, you can click on the white arrow
corresponding to that section.
To hide subsections, click on the arrow
Every time you click on the arrows, the browser generates
and displays a new HTML page in the left frame.
and therefore you don't have to wait
while the information goes back and forth between your browser
and the Web server.
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