[thelist] Server vs. Client Validation

Feingold Josh S Josh.S.Feingold at irs.gov
Thu Dec 5 14:26:01 CST 2002

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> Does anyone have any thoughts on the cost/benefits of server side field
> validation vs. running it on the client side?

Processing on client (vs server) RISKS:
1) Javascript could be turned off on the client so there goes your
2) Larger and more complicated page which can be a burdon on the user

Processing on client (vs server) BENEFITS:
1) Instantanious results instead of waiting for the server to respond
2) Server doesn't have to waste resources on processing

> Should both be done for security?

Try to acheive a balance depending on your true needs.

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