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destroy method of servlet

sai prasanna
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Joined: May 02, 2005
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hi all,

how many ways we can destroy the servlet. In the realtime did we call destroy method explicitly?

thanks in advance
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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You don't ever call the servlet lifecycle methods - constructors, init, destroy- yourself; the servlet container does it for you.
[ May 09, 2006: Message edited by: Ulf Dittmer ]
Vishnu Prakash
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Joined: Nov 15, 2004
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In the realtime did we call destroy method explicitly?

The method will be executed like any other normal method if you call the method explicitly, but it will NOT make the servlet instance eligible for garbage collection.

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