An expression indicating an operation performed with the user's browser on the user's computer.
Client-side pertains to programming that is done on YOUR desktop computer.
The server side of a client-server system. On the web, your browser is thought as the client and a web server hosting a web site is thought as the server (hence the name). When you request a document from a web server by entering an URL or clicking on a link, the server sends information to your client (in this case your browser) in the form of text, graphics or audio.
A calculation done about the game which the client does, instead of the server (the more work done client-side, the less lag). The opposite of server-side.
The data is sent from the server computer to the client computer, and the client does most of the processing work.
Something done on your computer. For instance, say you're starting up your newsletter. You collect e-mail addresses with a subscription form on your site and have your CGI script e-mail them all to you. You put the addresses in a database, then mail-merge the newsletter and the addresses. It will take hours to e-mail them all; do it server side, and it would be finished in minutes.
Any requirement or procedure that relies upon and executes on the users computer. This basically means the hardware/software set-up being used by a visitor to a website. See: Server-Side.
Web-coding that instructs the browser to undertake a task. Opposite to server-side
Functionality that exists on the user's machine rather than handled by the server.
In the client-server relationship, a process occurring on the client can be said to be client-side. Compare with server-side.
Action or interpretation that takes place on the client side of a client-server transaction. Client-side image maps, for instance, allow your browser to interpret defined hotlinks on an image rather than sending the coordinates to a Web server for interpretation.
A computer, or a software package that runs on a personal computer or workstation and relies on a server to perform some operations. For example, a web browser is an application that enables you to download and view web pages issued by a web server.
client is a software program, such as a web browser, that runs on a user's local computer and connects to a server as necessary. Operations may be performed client-side because they require access to information or functionality that is available on the client but not on the server, because the user needs to observe them or provide input, or because the server lacks the processing power to perform the operations in a timely manner for all of the clients it serves.
Client-side scripting enables interaction within a webpage. The code required to process user-input is downloaded and compiled by the browser or plug-in. An example of a client-side interaction is a rollover (typically triggered when choosing a navigation option).
In computer networking, the term client-side refers to operations that are performed by the client in a client-server relationship.