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Basic doubt on sevlets

Vinod Chamoli
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Joined: Jun 09, 2003
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Could any one of u pls explain me like what is the difference between
Generic servlet and Http servlet?
Thanks inadvance
William Brogden
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The javax.servlet package provides only the service method which is not tied to a particular protocol.
If you want to write a servlet that can respond to browser requests, use the javax.servlet.http package HttpServlet as a base.
Anonymous
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
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Hi,
U use sevice method o.k.My dout is how to call servlet from browser side.Can we use any proocol like ftp://www.servlet.com:21/servlet/...? Please clearify it.
William Brogden
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Java servlets run in the context of a web server, Sun calls it a "Servlet container" - so how you address them depends on the web server. FTP protocol is something entirely different and doesn't go through a web server AFAIK.
With something like the Tomcat server you would send your browser to a URL
http://yourserver/servlet/servletalias
where the server maps servletalias to your servlet class.
Anonymous
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Then, How can i call a protocol independent servlet without/with a browser.
Thanks inadvance.
 
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