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JavaScript Advantages And Disadvantages In The Browser

Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using JavaScript on the client-side. Where JavaScript is blocked or disabled, does that amount to a potentially significant business loss?

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HTML and JavaScript are the strings of web technology; they have been the foundation of "the modern web" for well over a time. HTML is used to show the content in the browser, and JavaScript enables to go beyond simply reading to meaningful interaction with that content. As users prefer dynamic content over status, the developers are demanded to use more of these intertwined technologies every day.

JavaScript was earlier used as an auxiliary tool for simple form validation of web forms. Flash and JavaScript have coexisted as two powerful choices in the web technology platform. Flash was not even the only plug-in approach; Microsoft had their own answer in Silverlight. Meanwhile, JavaScript has become more dominant in the recent past with the release of HTML5 and relevant to the web platform than ever before. HTML5 got a number of improvements to markup, and with it, all the raw tools we need in the presentation layer to replace everything we used to do with Flash. However, the truth is, without the JavaScript, the functionalities are limited.

JavaScript provides critical support to HTML5' s multimedia and graphics support. Not only can we do the obvious start, stop, seek, and rewind of the media playback programmatically, but we can also change out the media being played, listen for events such as when ...

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The expert evaluates the advantages and disadvantages of using JavaScript on the client-side. The potentially significant business loss is determined.