Say i initialize the spring IOC container in web.xml as follows..
So now exactly what does this give me? How can i get a reference to any of the objects in the container? How can i get the factory to make retrieve the beans?
I see you can kind of use the contextsingletonbeanfactory in this fashion..
BeanFactoryLocator bfLocator = ContextSingletonBeanFactoryLocator.getInstance();
BeanFactoryReference bfReference = bfLocator.useBeanFactory("examples.spring");
BeanFactory factory = bfReference.getFactory();
Object o = factory.getBean("whatever")
But that still requires me to create a managed bean in some .xml file with the id of "examples.spring" that has all of the configuration files. But why do i duplicate the name of the .xml files to use.. once in this .xml file and once in web.xml?
What are the benifets of initializing the IOC container in web.xml if i just have to use initialize it programatacilly to do anything with it.