If you read the servlet specification, it will be clear to you that attributes stored in a ServletContext are not meant to be shared across different containers. The attributes are local to the VM in which they are created.
Context attributes are local to the VM in which they were created. This prevents ServletContext attributes from being a shared memory store in a distributed container. When information needs to be shared between servlets running in a distributed environment, the information should be placed into a session (See Chapter SRV.7, �Sessions�), stored in a database, or set in an Enterprise JavaBeansTM component.
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That means... if i want to share data, across the application.. and do not want to use listeners or populate some model class. I cannot use the context to share the data..