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Ques on init

Nikhil Bansal

Joined: Mar 21, 2006
Posts: 21
Hi All,

If in a servlet you are calling init method and passing the ServletConfig object then why is mandatory to call the init method of the superclass.


public void init ( ServletConfig config ) throws ServletException
super.init ( config ); // why is it mandatory


Vishnu Prakash
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Joined: Nov 15, 2004
Posts: 1026
Did you check the servlet FAQ?

Servlet Spec 2.4/ Jsp Spec 2.0/ JSTL Spec 1.1 - JSTL Tag Documentation
Kj Reddy
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Joined: Sep 20, 2003
Posts: 1704
Look at ServletsFaq
I agree. Here's the link:
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