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Tomcat 6 Developer's Guide by Damodar Chetty

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Summary

The goal of this chapter was to provide you with a general background of the foundational elements upon which the servlet specification is built. As a result, we covered a significant amount of ground in the course of this chapter.

We began with a tour of the characteristics of an enterprise application that make it a particularly unique problem domain, requiring the special attention of an entire set of APIs, all of which are packaged conveniently in the Java Enterprise Edition Platform specification.

We then took a high level overview of the HTTP version 1.1 and noted that it was a connection oriented, stateless protocol. We saw the methods it defines, as well as with the structure of the request and response that form the core of the ...

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