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Devang Ganatra
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What is the exact differance between MVC and Front Controller Design Pattern? I am confused between these two design patterns. In MVC also every request goes throguh Controller Component. Then what is the exact differance between these two.Please reply.
Amit Ghorpade
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I know they seem confusing. But there is a difference that in the Front Controller, there is only one controller component whereas in the MVC there can be more.
Actually the Front Controller can be thought as a variation of the MVC where there is a single controller.
Take a look at Marc Peabody's notes on design patterns.


Hope this helps
[ September 29, 2008: Message edited by: Amit Ghorpade ]

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