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Doubt Regarding Web.xml

 
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Suppose i am working on some large application including thousands of servlets. Do i need to write each of these in the Deployment Descriptor file(Web.xml)?? Isnt there some shortcut to it?
 
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Which version of Servlets are you using if you use 3.0 you can configure mappings with annotations :-)
 
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No...I am using the older version...
 
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Oups, I think with older version you should put all sevlet instances that the container should load in the deployment descriptors.
With servlet 3.0 API you can use Annotations, Web Fragments to reduce web.xml size,
you can also add servlet programmatically using new feartures of servletContext addServlet( String name, String class) etc..
 
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A better solution could be using a MVC web framework like Struts2, Spring MVC, Stripes or FrontMan.
 
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Please read this article for information on a patter that can help.
 
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