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HttpServlet and GenericServlet

Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 22, 2008
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Can any one tell me what is the basic difference between HttpServlet and GenericServlet other than that HttpServlet is used with Http protocol and GenericServlet can be used any protocol?
Thanks in Advance.
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
Basically Generic servelets are the mother of all servelets.
Normally all the servlets are the subclasses of this Generic Sevlets.There is a major difference between Generic and http
(Servlets) for which you can refer Servlets by (O'reilly pubs).
I think it comes in the first or the second chapters.
I have it at the tip of my tongue but i am not able to recall it.
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I agree. Here's the link:
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