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However, some users may have special requirements or footprint concerns that prohibit the use of the full servlet API. For them implementing a Jetty handler is a straight forward way to provide dynamic web content with a minimum of fuss.

See also the Architecture page to understand more about Handlers vs Servlets.

The Handler API

The org.mortbay.jetty.Handler interface provides Jetty's core of content generation or manipulation. Classes that implement this interface are used to coordinate requests, filter requests and generate content.


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