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diff betwn ServletContext and ServletConfig

Mahesh Pinnamaneni
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Joined: Jul 02, 2004
Posts: 100
hello friends,
i have searched the servlets forum and did not got any results for my topic in the i am posting here. would any one of u plz give me difference between ServletConfig and ServletContext with relavant examples and also situations where we can use them both.
Manish Jaju

Joined: Jul 21, 2004
Posts: 24
The Basic difference between them, servletContext is used for intercommunication between servlet to servlet/jsp and servletConfig is used to get initial parameters at the time of initialising servlet.
Raja Chandar

Joined: Aug 05, 2004
Posts: 6
ServletContext from context-param
ServletConfig from servlet init-param

ServletConfig is specific to a servlet and has values as defined in the
web.xml file as initial configuration parameters.

Whereas ServletContext is the context/application container where servlet operates
and has all the global parameters and multiple servlets runs.
[ October 07, 2004: Message edited by: Raja Chandar ]
I agree. Here's the link:
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