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Vin Gup
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Joined: Aug 20, 2004
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Why a servlet implements serializable


Vineet Gupta<br />Tele Atlas, India<br />Noida
Jeff Walker
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Joined: Apr 25, 2004
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Ha!
Good question.

The GenericServlet abstract class does indeed implement Serializable.
I would hazard a guess and say to allow for servlets to be serialized by the web server. Perhaps one day we will see web servers clustered and spread across multiple JVMs and the servlets can then migrate between JVMs?
Jeff Walker
 
 
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