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Web Technology: Theory and Practice by M. Srinivasan

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5.3 CLIENT SIDE VS. SERVER SIDE

When developing web-based applications, it is required to understand the things that happen on the server side and those which happen on the client side. The website (or a web application) actually is thought to reside on the web server since a client request for a URL will lead to the server machine. The (web) server will process the request and load the corresponding page to the client's browser, which will then render the page. However, this is a very simplistic example. In reality, the information that is contained in the page(s) need to be processed or manipulated before it is rendered by the browser. This is what the server side does. It processes the information and leaves it to the client to render. Processing ...

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