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Calling the service() method

Shini Akshi

Joined: Oct 21, 2007
Posts: 11
Can somebody help me on this.
Considering the life cycle of Servlet,if init() is not overridden , init() of GenericServlet is called.Then the service() of HttpServlet class is called. service() is available in the GenericServlet also. Could you please describe me the reason for calling service() of HttpServlet class rather than calling service() of GenericServlet.

David O'Meara

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

service() of GenericServlet is abstract - it doesn't actually exist. HttpServlet extends GenericServlet and implements the service() method.
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