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PageContext Object Returning a ServletRequest

Nicolas Brasseur
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Joined: Nov 09, 2001
Posts: 45
Can a G�R� answer my question ...
Why the getRequest() method of a PageContext Object is returning a ServletResponse reference (actually a reference pointing to an object that implements the ServletResponse interface) instead of returning a reference to an object implementing the HttpServletResponse interface ?

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Carl Trusiak

Joined: Jun 13, 2000
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This allows for Support of a system using something other than HTTP. The entire servlet package is founded on the fact that other implementations may be developed to support other protocals. I haven't seen a good working example of any.

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Carl Trusiak, SCJP2, SCWCD
I agree. Here's the link:
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