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Why HttpServlet is abstract ?

Ganesh.P Ram
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Joined: Dec 22, 2005
Posts: 41
Any guesses as to why HttpServet class is abstract ?
None of the methods in the class are abstract. So why is the class abstract.
Is it bcos we shudnt instantiate the class ?

Steve Hicks

Joined: Sep 22, 2005
Posts: 20
I guess that HttpServlet class was made an abstract since it is not much use on it own.

You need to overwrite one method (normally doGet or doPost or both)

SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.4
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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