How do I read servlet context initialization parameters?

package org.kodejava.servlet;

import java.util.Enumeration;

import javax.servlet.Servlet;
import javax.servlet.ServletContext;
import javax.servlet.ServletException;
import javax.servlet.annotation.WebServlet;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse;

@WebServlet(urlPatterns = "/context-init-param")
public class ContextInitParameter extends HttpServlet implements Servlet {

    public ContextInitParameter() {

    protected void doGet(HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response)
            throws ServletException, IOException {
        doPost(request, response);

    protected void doPost(HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response)
            throws ServletException, IOException {
        PrintWriter writer = response.getWriter();

        // Get an instance of ServletContext
        ServletContext context = getServletContext();

        // To read context initialization parameter we can call context.getInitParameter() 
        // and pass the name of initialization parameter to be read. If the named
        // parameter does not exist the returned value will be null.
        // In this example we read an initialization parameter called LOG.PATH
        String logPath = context.getInitParameter("LOG.PATH");
        writer.println("Log Path: " + logPath + "<br/>");

        // Reads all the name of servlet's initialization parameters. If the
        // servlet doesn't have any an empty enumeration will be returned.
        Enumeration<String> enumeration = context.getInitParameterNames();
        while (enumeration.hasMoreElements()) {
            String paramName = enumeration.nextElement();
            String paramValue = context.getInitParameter(paramName);

            writer.println("Context Init Param: [" + paramName + " = " + paramValue +

The context initialization parameter (context-param) look something like this in the web.xml file:


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