You can, but there would be little point since it would not be called by the container when loading the Servlet, and in doing so you may prevent the no-arg constructor from being called and stop the Servlet from being initialised at all.
The short answer is: not in any meaningful sense, no.
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recently this question was asked in two interviews. how can i convince them by saying no. [ February 19, 2006: Message edited by: rehans oberoi ]