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From Konstantin Priblouda <>
Subject Re: Digester and Threads Question
Date Wed, 24 Mar 2004 16:40:37 GMT

--- Alan Pocklington <>
> Hi,
> I want to use the Digester in a web application to
> parse XML documents on 
> the fly.  Basically, the user logs in and his
> corresponding XML file is 
> loaded from the database, parsed using Digester and
> displayed to the user 
> for manipulation.
> I'm concerned about the following line in the
> JavaDoc:
> "A single Digester instance may only be used within
> the context of a single 
> thread at a time, and a call to parse() must be
> completed before another 
> can be initiated even from the same thread."
> I'm not sure if I fully understand what this is
> saying. Will this mean I 
> will face problems using the Digester in the above
> way in a web 
> application?  Is it saying that I can use only one
> digester instance to 
> service all requests, or will it be okay to put
> Digester code in my servlet  
> which will create a Digester for each request?

Single request is typically processed in the same
thread, so I will say you will get no problems.

And any user manipulation will happen in separate
request -> separate thread. 


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