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JEE Web Frameworks that are NOT servlet based

Eric Panzer
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Joined: Jan 16, 2009
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are there any existing?
sorry for that stupid question...
i mean, are any java web frameworks based on the servlet standard in a way?
if not, what's the difference?
propably there are "true" servlet based frameworks, others not?

cheers!
jz
Bear Bibeault
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Eric Panzer wrote:i mean, are any java web frameworks based on the servlet standard in a way?
if not, what's the difference?
I know of none that aren't. What is it that you are really asking? I'm not sure.
Vadim Vararu
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Eric Panzer wrote:are there any existing?
sorry for that stupid question...
i mean, are any java web frameworks based on the servlet standard in a way?
if not, what's the difference?
propably there are "true" servlet based frameworks, others not?

cheers!
jz



All JEE Web frameworks are based on servlet technology. Even a .jsp gets transformed into a servlet at compilation time.
Eric Panzer
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Bear Bibeault wrote:
Eric Panzer wrote:i mean, are any java web frameworks based on the servlet standard in a way?
if not, what's the difference?
I know of none that aren't. What is it that you are really asking? I'm not sure.


i was just wondering if there are approaches of web frameworks that don't create a layer on top of the servlet standard.

i wasn't sure if it is correct to say that every web framework is in fact a customization of a servlet or if there are further ways of configuring web.xml that differ from the servlet specification.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Eric,
Servlets are THE standard. I can't imagine one that doesn't use at least one servlet.


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Vadim Vararu
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Let's say that any J2EE web container (Tomcat, Glassfish, JBOSS....) is a servlet container. So, if anybody wants to reinvent the wheel and to implement a new container that deals with something, but not servlet (actually, that something will have the same functionality and "interface"), go ahead!
Eric Panzer
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ok, thanks guys... i understood now! :idea:
 
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