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javax.servlet.ServletConfig Problem

 
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To get servlet init parameters, In head first book , I saw that it use the following code :

getServletConfig().getInitParameter("Name of The parameter");

add it also saying that getServletConfig() passes the Reference of the ServletConfig.

But every Servlet extends form the HttpServlet . And It extends GenericServlet(it is also the place where getServletConfig() is defines). This GenericServlet implements the ServletConfig. If Generally Speaking, GenericServlet is a ServletConfig. There for Every Servlet is a ServletConfig.

All methods in ServletConfig is implemented in the GenericServlet.

Therefor without calling getServletConfig() and getting it's reference. We can directly calls the getInitparameter(), getServletConfig(), getServletName() & getInitParameterNames().


My Problem is this

out.println(getServletConfig().getInitParameter("value name"));


out.println(getInitParameter("value name"));


both of the lines compiles properly.
both of the lines prints same output.(In the Web applications that i have made)
but second one is easy to use.


Is there any difference in this? or Is it a convention?
 
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No difference, just one Object has a reference to the other...

Use whatever approach you like
 
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Originally posted by Michael Ku:
No difference, just one Object has a reference to the other...

Use whatever approach you like


getServletConfig() return a ServletConfig's reference,then you can call getInitParameter(),you will get the init propertes;
but getInitParameter(),this is GenericServlet's method,the code in this method is
public String getInitParameter(String property)
{
return config.getInitParameter(property);
}
so the two method both right;
 
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