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Programming Microsoft® Visual Basic® 6.0 by Francesco Balena

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Chapter 19. Dynamic HTML Applications

In the beginning, there was just HTML (Hypertext Markup Language). All Web pages were inherently static, but they were appealing enough to fuel Web mania. Then came Common Gateway Interface (CGI) applications, external applications that ran on the server and, for the first time, allowed for pages whose content wasn't fixed. The next step toward dynamic content was client-side scripting routines or simple programs written in macro languages that execute inside the browser, such as Microsoft Visual Basic, Scripting Edition (VBScript), or scripting languages complying with the ECMAScript specification. Microsoft has delivered newer proprietary technologies for creating dynamic content in the browser, such as ...

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