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Java: The Complete Reference™, Eighth Edition by Herbert Schildt

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CHAPTER 32Servlets

This chapter presents an overview of servlets. Servlets are small programs that execute on the server side of a web connection. Just as applets dynamically extend the functionality of a web browser, servlets dynamically extend the functionality of a web server. The topic of servlets is quite large, and it is beyond the scope of this chapter to cover it all. Instead, we will focus on the core concepts, interfaces, and classes, and develop several examples.

Background

In order to understand the advantages of servlets, you must have a basic understanding of how web browsers and servers cooperate to provide content to a user. Consider a request for a static web page. A user enters a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) into a browser. ...

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