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Filters not served by container

Mathew Lee
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Joined: Jun 08, 2009
Posts: 238

I read as

'A Servlet is equivalent to web resource except that it is dynamic. A filter on the other hand is not a resource that container serves.'

I am bit confused about above statement. Who serve the filter if not container. Any ideas, resources, links, sample code highly appreciated. Thanks in advance
Paul Clapham

Joined: Oct 14, 2005
Posts: 18114

I suppose you don't know what "serve" means in the web context. It means to send a resource from the server to the client. The client doesn't use the filter, only the container does. So there is no need for the container to serve it.
I agree. Here's the link:
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