This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
I understand that you can get a servlet instance in the current context by invoking ServletConfig.getServletContext().getServlet("ServletName"). I however understand that beginning jdk1.2, this is not permitted anymore for among other things, security reasons. As such Servlets have to explicitly declare which attributes they want to export to the context, even be it the instance itself. I would appreciate if anyone farmiliar with this new approach would educate me on the intricacies on how to do this. Thanks in advance, Herbert
Deprecated. As of Java Servlet API 2.1, with no direct replacement. This method was originally defined to retrieve a servlet from a ServletContext. In this version, this method always returns null and remains only to preserve binary compatibility. This method will be permanently removed in a future version of the Java Servlet API. In lieu of this method, servlets can share information using the ServletContext class and can perform shared business logic by invoking methods on common non-servlet classes.
Tony Alicea Senior Java Web Application Developer, SCPJ2, SCWCD