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From "Robin Green" <>
Subject Re: Life cycle of a producer
Date Mon, 15 May 2000 09:28:37 GMT
P.S. To have init code shared between servlet contexts, if you're using more 
than one Cocoon servlet context, use static fields and static initializers 
instead. I thought I'd mention this because the distinction between static 
and non-static fields and methods is often not immediately clear to 
newcomers to Java (it even took me a while to figure out! ;)

(What really confuses some people, is that this static technique doesn't 
work for applets. That's because applets are a special case, for security 
reasons - there, classloaders are used to prevent sharing static stuff 
accross applets.)

class ... {

  private static Hashtable swedishWords;

  static {
    doMySetup ();

  private static void doMySetup () {
    // ...

  // ...
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