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Hussein Baghdadi
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Hey all.
my questions is about servlet mapping.
what is the difference btw :
<servlet-mapping>/faces/</servlet-mapping> and
<servlet-mapping>/faces/*</servlet-mapping>
thanks.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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John,
The first one only maps to the user typing ".../faces" in the URL or link. You would use the first one if you wanted your servlet to correspond to a very specific URL.

The second one allows the user to type ".../faces/otherStuff". You would use the second one if your servlet was acting as a controller or you wanted to hit all URLs.


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