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From Peter Donald <pe...@realityforge.org>
Subject Re: [EXCALIBUR] Sourceresolve test case
Date Fri, 31 Jan 2003 22:19:13 GMT
On Thu, 30 Jan 2003 04:40, Sylvain Wallez wrote:
> Wow, never noticed such a beast existed. This means that under the
> hoods, JDK URL handling depends on the calling class.
> This may be a _very cool_ solution to make the source resolving
> machinery available to classes that aren't aware of it.

Not that kool. Actually in many ways it sucks. Several protocols have the 
concept of nested protocols (such as jar: protocol) and the nested protocol 
will actually delegate to system URL handlers and ignore yours. So lets 
pretend you have the protocol "baz". You could not use it like the following 
without setting it as a system handler.



Peter Donald
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