This book explains everything you need to know about Java servlet programming. The first five chapters cover the basics: what servlets are, what they do, and how they work. The following eight chapters are where the true meat is—they explore
the things you are likely to do with servlets. You’ll find numerous examples, several suggestions, a few warnings, and even a couple of true hacks that somehow made it past technical review.
We cover Version 2.0 of the Servlet API, which was introduced as part of the Java Web Server 1.1 in December 1997 and clarified by the release of the Java Servlet Development Kit 2.0 in April 1998. Changes in the API from Version 1.0, finalized in June 1997, are noted throughout the text.