You will have a separate instance of a servlet for each distinct entry in a web.xml deployment descriptor. I suppose you could have the same servlet code playing dozens of different roles in the same or different "web applications". Sometimes people do this by accident and we get the "why do I see two init() messages from my servlet" question. Bill
Joined: Dec 13, 2004
Thanks to you all for the quick help.
Thanks a lot, William Your post has answered all my queries about this issue.