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I'm trying to figure which form to ask this question... I've not used the Timer before but I've gotten a question about using it on a servlet. That is not bad but the servlet will be deployed on an app server. I know that it normally not allowed to fiddle with threads on an app server but this would be in the web layer. Basic question, would it be alright to use a Timer on a Servlet running in the Web container of an App Server? thanks
You can certainly start other Threads such as might be used with a Timer - but you really need to think carefully about the architecture. Remember - a servlet may handle many simultaneious requests and (hopefully) the same servlet object will stay in use for weeks. Bill
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