Servlet Interface Example

Servlet Interface is contract between jsp/servlet cotainer and our servlet. As per JSP/Servlet doc , Servlet interface defines methods that all servlets must implement.

A servlet is a small Java program that runs within a Web server. Servlets receive and respond to requests from Web clients, usually across HTTP, the HyperText Transfer Protocol.

To implement this interface, you can write a generic servlet that extends javax.servlet.GenericServlet or an HTTP servlet that extends javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.

This interface defines methods to initialize a servlet, to service requests, and to remove a servlet from the server. These are known as life-cycle methods and are called in the following sequence:

  1. The servlet is constructed, then initialized with the init method.
  2. Any calls from clients to the service method are handled.
  3. The servlet is taken out of service, then destroyed with the destroy method, then garbage collected and finalized.

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