Not the right forum.
Search on Spring forum.
Thanks for the notification and pointer but as the context of my help request is basically "Spring" and "Jboss", I assumed this would be the correct forum to ask; after a bit of investigation as to why you say this is the incorrect forum, I take it this 'Spring/JBoss' integration is more to do with Spring/EJB/Jboss integration?
Somewhat misleading for someone starting out in Spring/Jboss etc, so do excuse the incorrect post.
If you have some other usage than plain web app context, maybe then JBoss/Spring integration can be useful.
But for plain web app context - it's very simple - I think all you need is a right Servlet Listener defined in your web.xml.