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Servlet Constructor

kamlesh tayade
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As Servlet is the java class. Is servlet having constructor? If yes then can we overried it else then why it is not.

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David O'Meara

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Your question is answered (eventually) in this thread.

A summary is: Yes you can, but the container only looks for the no-arg constructor. If you do not provide one a Servlet instance will not be created by the container.
Talha Bin Hussain

Joined: Feb 12, 2006
Posts: 6

A servlet requires info about the server which the server provides thru
the ServletConfig object, so there should be a method in the servlet
which accepts this argument from the server.

But this cannot be a constructor as a servlet is basically an interface
and an interface cannot have constructors. So it should be some other
method. Hence the method init()
I agree. Here's the link:
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