Web Applications in Java

  • John Hunt
  • Chris Loftus
Part of the Springer Professional Computing book series (SPC)


What is a Java Web Application? This chapter sets out to clarify what is meant in the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages (JSPs) specification about Web Applications. It introduces the concept of a Web Application, how they are defined, structured, implemented and deployed. It does this using a very simple servlet that displays a welcome message and the current date. In doing so it also introduces the concepts behind servlets and how they work.


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© Springer-Verlag London 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Hunt
    • 1
  • Chris Loftus
    • 2
  1. 1.JayDee Technology LtdUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of WalesAberystwythUK

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