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Servlet Life Cycle

 
Pubudu Fernando
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hii i'm new to servlets and i've read that the container calls destroy() on the servlet.. so then how would the container know when to call destroy()?? does it do so when the server is about to shut down?
 
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It can do so whenever it likes. Surely it will call destroy() when it's shutting down, but if it decides to take the servlet out of service for any other reasons, it will also call the method.
 
Pubudu Fernando
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wow.. that was quick... thanks
 
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