Hi, i have a class that extends from HttpServlet and implements ServletContextAttributeListener, all work great, when a context attribute is removed the attributeRemoved method is called, my problem is when calling the getSevletContext method from there i get a null pointer exception. Is it posible to access the servlet context from the attributeRemoved method?.
This is a bad idea. While you can do this, it encourages you to make mistakes like the one you have made. The two are not the same, and you should consider making them two separate classes to reflect this.
The problem in this case is that the servlet and servlet contexts have different lifecycles, when you want to access one, the other is not valid. You could possibly add a bunch of code to manage the peculiarities in the behaviour but it wouldn't change the fact that these are two different things and you shouldn't try to combine them.
Joined: Mar 23, 2006
ok, thanks Dave, i resolved my problem, i will try to explain why i did that and how i resolved it. I have to access a context attribute called user (ArrayList) from the a class that implements HttpSessionAttributeListener, i thought i need to extends the HttpServlet class to be able to access a context attribute but i realized that i can access it through event.getSession().getServletContext().getAttribute("user") where event is the HttpSessionBindingEvent. So i don't have the need anymore to extends from HttpServlet. What do you think about this. Sorry about my english.