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Many small scale interactive effects on Web pages are achieved by a simple programming language called JavaScript. This was designed specifically for the Web and, unlike CGI scripts, which run on the server, the JavaScript is contained in the text of the Web page it relates to. It therefore does not depend on what your ISP will support.

While the idea of programming part of your Web page might seem rather daunting, borrowing small pieces of JavaScript and adapting them to your own needs is a lot simpler than learning to write CGI scripts. There are a number of JavaScript archives on the Web, and you may even find that your ISP has got some examples for use on your site.

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