READ THE JAVADOCS and the servlet API The init method will be called by the servlet container before any request is processed. Download the servlet API and keep it handy - here is a good place to start. Bill
Joined: Nov 19, 2004
Sorry If that question sounded lowsy. Though I don't boast of great exposure in coding with Servlets API ,I very well understand the meaning of Initialisation of servlets & quiet conversant with the servlet lifecycle.
What i wanted to ask was if there is something before initilisation.
If PRE-Initilisation * Initilisation mean the same then sorry for creating this thread
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Well, approaching it from the point of view of "what happens before a servlet gets initialized" - you can get some idea by watching Tomcat startup message in a command prompt. Roughly speaking, 1 - the server.xml is read and the basic connectors, loggers, filters, etc are configured. 2 - the default web.xml is read and servlets defined there with load-on-startup numbers are instantiated and init()ed. 3 - Tomcat goes through all the "web applications" that it knows about, reading the web.xml for each one - here is where servlet initialization parameters for your application servlets are picked up. Any servlets defined with load-on-startup get init()ed
A failure at any point in the above could prevent your application servlet from ever getting initialized, so I guess we could call that pre-initialization. Bill