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Why Init() method

Chetan Raju
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I have a basic question. Why there is a Init method in servlets. Can't we have a constructor do what Init method does ?
Shantanu Puranik
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This question is already answered HERE.

--- Shantanu
Rahul Bhattacharjee
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servletConfig and servletContext are not available in constructor..

Rahul Bhattacharjee
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I agree. Here's the link:
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