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Difference between JavaScript and HTML

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  • Last Updated : 25 May, 2022
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JavaScript: 
JavaScript is a programming language that conforms to the ECMAScript specification. It is a high-level scripting language introduced by Netscape to be run on the client-side of the web browser. It can insert dynamic text into HTML.JavaScript is also known as the browser’s language. 

HTML: 
HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is the most basic building block of the Web. It defines the meaning and structure of web content. It is the combination of Hypertext and Markup language. Hypertext defines the link between the web pages. 

Let’s see the difference between JavaScript and HTML: 
 

S.NO.JAVASCRIPTHTML
1JavaScript is a high-level scripting language introduced by Netscape to be run on the client-side of the web browser.HTML is the most basic building block of the Web. It defines the meaning and structure of web content.
2JavaScript is an advanced programming language that makes web pages more interactive and dynamic.HTML is a standard markup language that provides the primary structure of a website.
3JavaScript simply adds dynamic content to websites to make them look good.HTML work on the look of the website without the interactive effects and all.
4It manipulates content to create dynamic web pagesHTML pages are static which means the content cannot be changed.
5It adds interactivity to web pages to make them look good.It defines the basic structure of a web page.
6JavaScript is an advanced programming language used to create dynamic web pages.HTML is rendered from all server-side which is different from client-side scripting.
7JavaScript is not cross-browser compatible (some functions may not work on every browser).HTML is cross-browser compatible (it works well with all versions of the browser).
8JavaScript can be embedded inside HTML.HTML can not be embedded inside JavaScript.
9It requires JS engine to run the code.It requires any web browser to display the content.
10It is maintained by ECMA TC-39 committee.It is maintained by WHATWG and W3C.
11JavaScript files are saved with .js extension.HTML files are saved with an extension .html or .htm

 

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