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Saurabh Saha
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Joined: Dec 08, 2004
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Hi All,
Please tell me what is ServletContextListener and where we use it. I know some little about it that we use this to add attribute on the context, so that all the servlets of this context can access this attribute, but it not so much clear to me, please clear my doubt.

Thanks,
Vivek
Ben Souther
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Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 13410

As it's name suggests, a context listener is an object that sits and listens for the startup and shutdown of a context.

It's a nice way to preform initialization before any servlets get instanciated and cleanup after they are destroyed.

http://java.sun.com/j2ee/sdk_1.3/techdocs/api/javax/servlet/ServletContextListener.html


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