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RE: Using in web.xml for a servlet parameter in Tomcat 3.2.2?

Posted by RC on September 26, 2001 at 3:17 PM


Servlet Context parameters are different from
individual servlet parameters.

The former is specified as a tag accessible
to all servlets within your web application.

The latter is used embedded as a tag accessible
ONLY to your servlet as specified within the tag.

You have confused the two.

- RC


> Hello...

> We are Using Tomcat 3.2.2 on SunOS 5.6.

> I am trying to add a custom parameter to web.xml to be used as my servlet is initialized.
> The relevant piece of web.xml looks something like this:

>
>
> testServlet
>

>
> testServlet
>

>
> param1
> junk
>

>

>
> Within the servlet's init(), I am using something like the following to try to retrieve the value of this parameter:

> public class testServlet extends HttpServlet {
> public void init(ServletConfig config) throws ServletException
> {
> sc = config.getServletContext();

> String p1Attribute = sc.getAttribute("param1"));
> String p1InitParram = sc.getInitParameter("param1"));
> }

> The value returned is always null. Tried this with the example called "ServletParam.java" that comes with 3.2.2., and can't get that to work either.

> Has anyone had any luck with this sort of thing? Thanks!






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