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Servlet 3.0 Async and Threads

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Over at the Servlet 3.0 spec lead's blog (http://weblogs.java.net/blog/mode/archive/2008/12/asynchronous_su.html#comments) there's a post regarding the Asynchronous support ... It offers an example of using the AsyncContext to wait for a Web Service to return:

I posed my question as follows ... maybe someone here can offer insight:

This may be just my ignorance ... but ... from the code here, it looks like the request handling is going to spawn a thread that sits around until the web service returns and then render the response ... isn't the point of having the non-blocking IO to avoid consuming threads while we wait?

Or am I missing something???

Best ... and Happy New Year ...
Bear Bibeault
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