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Chapter 41. Working with Script Code > Introducing Script Languages

Introducing Script Languages

Various computer languages have come into use for scripting: awk, sed, Perl, REXX, VBScript, and JavaScript are a few examples. These languages are more general than macro languages tied to a specific program, yet less formal than large-scale development languages such as C and Pascal. Because most scripts are short bits of code connecting other objects and methods, programmers generally view great rigor in a scripting language as excess baggage. Instead, quick and dirty are the watchwords.

A full explanation of script language programming is beyond the scope of this book. Still, the increasing use of such languages makes FrontPage’s support of them a critical feature. Web pages commonly use either of these script languages:


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