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Everything i need to know about "init-param"?

mocca az
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Joined: Mar 07, 2001
Posts: 93
Can someone, in plain english, explain to me everythin one would need to know about <init-param>. How to use it, why advantages, disadvantages etc.
Thank you
<servlet-class>full classpath</servlet-class>

William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 13025
init params are the preferred way of communicating setup information to a servlet. They are more flexible than hard coding things like file locations into your servlet code. Thats about all there is to say about that.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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