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can i create object for our own servlet

sujitha reddy
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Joined: Oct 20, 2006
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hi,
this is madhu

can i create a object of our own servlet class.What is the use of that object.
[ October 20, 2006: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
Rahul Bhattacharjee
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Servlet is not special java class.You can create a servlet object.but that you cannot expect to work as a servlet.


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William Brogden
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Just to expand on what Rahul said, instances of a servlet are created and managed by a servlet container. This is similar to the way instances of an applet are created and managed by a browser.

Because servlet operation depends on the servlet context, request, response, etc etc provided by the container, there is nothing to be gained by creating one outside the container envrironment. Although I have seen servlet classes with a main method so they can be executed directly, this is a symptom of bad architecture.

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