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while i am working with FILTERS in java,

1) Is it compulsary to have a servlet when working with filter and

2) if i want to call a specific servlet using filters then how should we proceed.

please explain me with an example if possible along with deployment descriptor
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No it's not mandatory to have a servlet in order to use a filter.

Say we have a filter:


This will filter ALL requests received, irrespective of the resource requested. Images, pages, stylesheets, the works.

I'm not entirely sure what you ment by calling a servlet using a filter, but I suspect you either want to redirect to the servlet url, or request a servlet resource while processing a user request.

1) Redirecting:
public void doFilter(ServletRequest servletRequest, ServletResponse servletResponse, FilterChain filterChain) throws IOException, ServletException

2) Requesting a servlet:
{ url = new"htpp://myserver/myServlet.go");
InputStream myStream = url.openStream();
//Code to read servlets' response from the myStream InputStream
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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