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Web Standards:Mastering HTML5, CSS3, and XML, Second Edition by Leslie F. Sikos

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CHAPTER 6

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Scripting and Applications

Modern web sites are meant to be dynamic. Very few web sites are based purely on document structure and style sheets. Web site sections often behave differently or react to user input. While small programs can run in the browser, complex functions are usually executed on the web server. Most dynamic sites are powered by databases that are handled by server-side scripts. Since server-side languages frequently use variables and reuse large code blocks, the validity of the generated code relies on the code quality of the development framework, the Content Management System, or the templates, often resulting in ...

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