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Why HttpServlet is abstract ?

 
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Any guesses as to why HttpServet class is abstract ?
None of the methods in the class are abstract. So why is the class abstract.
Is it bcos we shudnt instantiate the class ?
 
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I guess that HttpServlet class was made an abstract since it is not much use on it own.

You need to overwrite one method (normally doGet or doPost or both)
 
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