HTML and CSS Reference
are run in the context of an HTML document. When programming on the client side,
the first step will be to create an HTML document in your favorite text editor, such as
UNIX vi or emacs, or Windows Notepad, 1 WordPad, or TextPad (see Figure 2.1). There
are a number of popular integrated development environments (IDEs) such as NetBeans,
Komodo Edit, and Eclipse, with highlighting, validation, debugging features, and so on
ide.software.informer.com/downloads/. Because the file you create is an HTML document,
embedded within the HTML document between the <script> and </script> tags.
1. If you are using Windows Notepad, be sure to turn off word wrap (under the Format menu) to avoid
errors in your program.