This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
The other thing to look at is just the Servlet and JSP API. I mean, really, what does a web container need to do other than implement the Servlet and JSP API? Ok, well, maybe a few other things, but the API docs certainly spell out the responsibilities expected.