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ContentHandlerFactory

Name

ContentHandlerFactory

Synopsis

Interface Name:

java.net.ContentHandlerFactory

Super-interface:

None

Immediate Sub-interfaces:

None

Implemented By:

None

Availability:

JDK 1.0 or later

Description

The ContentHandlerFactory interface defines a method that creates and returns an appropriate ContentHandler object for a given MIME type. The interface is implemented by classes that select ContentHandler subclasses to process content.

The URLStreamHandler class uses a ContentHandlerFactory to create ContentHandler objects. The content type is usually implied by the portion of the URL following the last period. For example, given the following URL:

http://www.tolstoi.org/anna.html

the MIME content type is text/html. A ContentHandlerFactory that recognizes text/html returns a ContentHandler object that can process that kind of content.

Interface Declaration

public abstract interface java.net.ContentHandlerFactory {
  // Methods
  public abstract ContentHandler createContentHandler(String mimetype);
}

Methods

createContentHandler

 public abstract ContentHandler createContentHandler( String mimetype) 

Parameters

mimetype

A String that represents a MIME type.

Returns

A ContentHandler object that can read the specified type of content.

Description

This method creates an object of the appropriate subclass of ContentHandler that can read and process data for the given MIME type.

See Also

ContentHandler, URLStreamHandler


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