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Init and Constructor

 
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what is first invoked when a servlet is fist called? Init or constructor? and why do we need to register servlet with diferent names and have different instances?
 
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hai,
init is not a static method. so it cannot be called with out creating an instance. to creat an instance you must use constructor.
i dont know why you asked this question.
bye
have a good one
 
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init method is first called
 
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init() is an instance method. This means that, in order for the servlet to invoke init() it needs to have an instance of your servlet.
aServlet.init();
In order to have a instance of your servlet, the servlet container needs to have executed an statement which might look like this:
aServlet = new YourServlet();
I.e. the constructor gets executed first.
Morale of the story: Brush up on your Java fundas!
[ June 20, 2003: Message edited by: Panagiotis Varlagas ]
 
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