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Doubt in init method

Abhishek Mantri

Joined: Sep 06, 2007
Posts: 25
If we override init method which takes (ServletConfig) as argument then why should we call super.init(ServletConfig)??
Joy Mookerji
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Joined: Jul 26, 2006
Posts: 49
Because the init(ServletConfig) from the GeneriServlet class gives the Servlet the the ServletConfig object (one per servlet) which can be used later on by the Servlet to get access to its say init-params.
This is done by the container so if you want to override the method you should call the super.init(ServletConfig).

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Abhishek Mantri

Joined: Sep 06, 2007
Posts: 25
Thanks Joy !
I agree. Here's the link:
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