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Java Protocol Handlers

By Brian Maso

01 Apr 2004 |


This paper describes for you everything you need to know to exploit the custom plug-in architecture. It covers the architecture and how different package objects interact to resolve URLs into resource streams. Knowing the architecture you'll see how to build your own protocol handlers, which involves (at a minimum) providing a concrete implementation of two important packet classes: java.netURL.StreamHandler and You'll then see some tricks about deploying them in real-world Java execution environments.

Java Protocol Handlers