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From "Mathias af Jochnick" <>
Subject servletcontext weird nullpointerexception
Date Wed, 02 Jul 2003 06:59:06 GMT
Hello all,

I have a Servlet that I've setup in the /conf/web-xml file, i.e. not in a

It works fine, except for that when I in the doGet() method call
getServletContext(), tomcat throws a nullpointerexception!

	at javax.servlet.GenericServlet.getServletContext(

Can anyone shed a light on why this is happening?

My workaround is a reference to the ServletContext in the class, that I
assign in the init()-method, because I can get the ServletContext from the
ServletConfig init-parameter.


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