Global and request scope objects are implicitly available in all server-side ActionScript. The following table describes these scope objects:

Scope name

Type

Description

config

Global

Initialization information for the server-side ActionScript adapter. Class: javax.servlet.ServletConfig

application

Global

The context for the current web application. The context defines methods that provide, for example, the MIME type of a file that can be used to write to a log file. There is one context per web application. Class: javax.servlet.ServletContext

request

Request

An object containing client request information. The object provides data, including parameter name and values, attributes, and an input stream. Class: HttpServletRequest (subtype of javax.servlet.ServletRequest)

response

Request

An object to assist in sending a response to the client. It provides HTTP-specific functionality in sending a response. Do not use the OutputStream or PrintWriter to send data back to the client. Class: HttpServletResponse (subtype of javax.servlet.ServletResponse)

For more information about these scope objects, see the documentation on the javax.servlet class at http://java.sun.com.

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