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Hello everyone, I have a question: Is it possible to invoke a servlet on every request on a webserver? For example, invoke the servlet when requesting http://<servername>/index.html, but also for http://<servername>/images/test.gif and for others files, like jsp, etc? I want to create an authentication Servlet, and I tried to use the content types for this, but that is not really the solution. I really don't want to make use of a web.xml, for various reasons. Any help would be highly appreciated! Greetings, Erik Pragt
Sure it is. A servlet can generate any file that you might have a plain web server send. However, you will have to use web.xml to define how it is done. Web.xml is the basis for controlling Java web applications, you might as well get used to it. Bill