controller « Filter « JSP-Servlet Q&A

1. Servlet filter as front controller

I have mentioned this before in another thread that Struts2 is breaking Servlet specification 2.4 in this regard, but have heard no comment on it which means two things either I have a point or I am way off. In Servlet specification 2.4 filters are not supposed to be accessed directly as a resource. And anything other than a jsp page ...

2. Filter VS controller servlet