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From Stephen Gordon <>
Subject Re: handler's init function not called at time of Tomcat startup
Date Wed, 08 Oct 2003 11:33:34 GMT
 From the javadoc:

Init is called when the chain containing this Handler object is 

I'm fairly certain the chain is not instantiated until the first request 
occurs (in fact i'm 99.99% sure)


Agarwal, Naresh wrote:

> Hi
> I'm using a handler in Web Service written using Axis for session 
> maintenance.
> Inside the init function of this handler, i'm loading some classes as I 
> want to load these classes at the time of start up of Tomcat..
> After deploying the service, when I start Tomcat,  init function of this 
> handler is _NOT_ called
> rather this is called when I try to invoke Axis Servlet by opening the 
> url  http://localhost:8080/services/servicename
> in browser.
> Should not the init function be called at start-up of Tomcat?
> thanks,
> Naresh

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