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vasanthrao kumarbabu

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hi , if we want to write any servlet this should be extends from HttpServlet it is an abstract class but in our class we are not implementing any methods. and we are not declaring our class as abstract why it is.
Rahul Bhattacharjee
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Originally posted by vasanthrao kumarbabu:
we are not declaring our class as abstract why it is.

There are no methods in HTTPServlet class which are abstract.So no need to declare the class abstract which is extending the HTTPServlet class.

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Ben Souther

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If you want your servlet to do something, you'll have to override at least one of the methods. Usually this is doPost, doGet, or both.

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