This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
It is up to the servlet container to create and manage HttpServletRequest and response objects. If the container wants to use a pool of request objects instead of creating new ones for each request, that is OK. Presumably it provides for clearing the old data before reuse. Bill