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class implementing multiple listeners

 
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hi,
how would one describe a class implementing multiple listner interfaces in the dtd of the application.. any ideas ..?
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taash
 
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you define only class name for listeners in dtd file, servlet container take care of finding the listeners and send appropriate events.
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Will the container use the same instance or it will instantiate a new object for each type of listener?
 
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The container creates only one instance for each of the listener classes registered using the <listener> element. If such a class implements multiple listener interfaces, the container uses the same instance for notifying the events corresponding to all the interfaces that the class implements.
 
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If you actually want to have separate instances, then you'll probably need to use the "empty subclass" technique:

So that the Servlet Container treats them as separate classes.
 
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Hello all,
I am not clear abt this empty sub-class technique. Why do we use it and what does it actually achieve? Though i agree with hanumant that only instance is create per listener tag in web.xml. If it implements multiple interfaces then it is automatically handled by the container.
Rajesh Kumar
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