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Summary

In this chapter, we moved away from the design of traditional HTML pages and looked at what we could do with server-side programming. You saw the differences between client-side programming, using JavaScript or Flash, and server-side programming using CGI or an application server. You also learned about the situations in which it is appropriate to use each technology.

By understanding the way that the common gateway interface (CGI) works, you can see how potentially powerful it can be. By learning to program the way the server responds to users, you can give different responses to different users, based on the type of browser they are using, the way they fill in forms on your Web site, and even depending on the time of day!


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