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Container, engine etc.

Mukul Anand
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I want to know what exactly are the functions of a Container, an application Server and a Servlet Engine.
A detailed clarification would be much appreciated.
Thanks.
Bear Bibeault
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The best detailed clarification is the Servlet specification. See the ServletsFaq for links.

I don't think anyone has the time to type the specification into a reply.


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Mukul Anand
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Bear Bibeault wrote:

I don't think anyone has the time to type the specification into a reply.


Well someone has to, if this forum really is to help.

Bear Bibeault wrote:

The best detailed clarification is the Servlet specification. See the ServletsFaq for links.


And as for that FAQs section, I couldn't find any thread/post/FAQ related to my queries. All the more reason to reply to my queries in this post so that this thread could be referred to in future.
Ulf Dittmer
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I don't think the servlet spec is the best place to get started in seeking clarification on this (although I grant that it may be the most detailed place to get started :-) Try this: https://www.coderanch.com/how-to/java/WebVsApplicationServer


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