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Why do we need to call super.init(config) in the init method of a servlet?

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Why do we need to call super.init(config) in the init method of a servlet?
posted Nov 24, 2015 by Joy Nelson

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Because if you don’t, then the config object will get lost. Just extend HttpServlet, use init() (no parameters) and it’ll all work ok.
From the Javadoc: init() – A convenience method which can be overridden so that there’s no need to call super.init(config).

answer Nov 25, 2015 by Karthick.c
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