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Why should be public?

Ganesan Ramakrishnan
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Joined: Mar 18, 2008
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Hi all,

I have the doubt in servlet class declaration, is there any specific reason for declaring servlet class as public??

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Ganesan
Paul Sturrock
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Why shouldn't it be public?


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Jesper de Jong
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The servlet container should be able to access your servlet class. If it wouldn't be public, the servlet container wouldn't be able to create instances of the servlet.


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