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why we can't get RD from config?

ankur rathi
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Why we can get RequestDispatcher from Servlet Context? or rather Why we can't get RequestDispatcher from Servlet Config?

ramprasad madathil
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A ServletConfig object is used to serve initialization info to the Servlet. A ServletContext object is the one that's used by the Servlet at runtime to dynamically get handle to other context resources/objects. Both serve two different purposes.

You can theorotically, get a RD object from config too (see below), though it would actually access the context object for this

It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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