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Servlet lifecycle

Jayakrishnan.C Chandramohan

Joined: Aug 08, 2012
Posts: 11
Hi All

Can anyone please explain what happens in servlet when browser hit one http request with diagram or with step by step processs....................

regards JK
Devaka Cooray
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Ideally the browser fires an HTTP request and the container providers objects for HttpServletRequest and HttpServletResponse. The rest of the story in the mid of the is up to the vendors. As you seem new to Java, you might want to go through something like Head First Java, and lately you can step into something like Head First Servlets and JSP.

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shivam singhal
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Joined: Jul 15, 2012
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When your browser request for a page say. . .then control goes to controller which creates two threads of request and response and create object of the .class (now your java file becomes your servlet) file and send threads to your servlet for action. . Here the result of servlet should be dispatched or forward to your jsp file. . After forwardding to jsp. . your thread die and your Servlet life also come to end. . .
Pyla Rao
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Joined: Jul 10, 2012
Posts: 51

here is the good article about Servlet life cycle .......

I agree. Here's the link:
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