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Re: Servlet Questions

From: Benoit Mahe <Benoit.Mahe@sophia.inria.fr>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 10:54:14 +0200
Message-ID: <375F7D36.C3F1DF76@sophia.inria.fr>
To: dpwhite@halcyon.com
CC: www-jigsaw@w3.org
"David P. White" wrote:

> Hello.
> I am new to Jigsaw so forgive my ignorance. I am trying to set up Jigsaw
> to execute servlets.
> (1)  Is there any way to configure Jigsaw to "auto-start" a servlet when
> the server is brought up? Some other servers (JRun for one) will perform
> the init() phase of a servlet's life cycle when the server starts. This
> prevents the first requestor from having to wait.

No, it's not possible with te current version of Jigsaw, but may be in the

> (2)  Must all servlets be referenced via a ServletWrapper (alias) or is
> it possible to somehow refer to a servlet via it's fully qualified
> classname? Again, some servers (JRun) support requests in the form
> http://hostname:port/servlet/fully.qualified.servlet.name instead of
> using a mapped name. This is useful in cases where a non-browser client
> wishes to request the services of a "known" servlet. Using an alias can
> be a problem as it can be easily changed.

The servletwrapper is not an alias, it's the way Jigsaw handle servlets.
So yes, all servlets must be referenced via a ServletWrapper. But,
you can call a servlet with is full classname.
For example, it the servlet com.foobar.servlets.TestServlet is in your CLASSPATH

or under a ServletDirectory, you reach it at


A ServletWrapper, ("com.foobar.servlets.TestServlet"), will be
created by the ServletIndexer.

Regards, Benoit.

- Benoît Mahé -------------------------------------------------------
                      World Wide Web Consortium   (W3C)
                    Architecture domain - Jigsaw Engineer

                http://www.w3.org/People/Mahe  - bmahe@w3.org
Received on Thursday, 10 June 1999 04:54:39 UTC

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