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difference between env-entry and context init parameter

ajse ruku
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Hi all,
I want to know the difference between env-entry tag and context init parameter tag
mentioned in the web.xml.As both the tags are used to pass the variables to the servlet.

with regards,
ajse
Christophe Verré
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The env-entry element is used to get some resource via JNDI.
From the spec:
The name is a JNDI name relative to the java:comp/env context.
The name must be unique within a web application.

On the other hand, the value you define in context init can be used directly to retrieve a defined value.


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