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28.3 java.net.ContentHandler (JDK 1.0)

This abstract class defines a method that reads data from a URLConnection and returns an object representing that data. Each subclass that implements this method is responsible for handling a different type of content (i.e., a different MIME type). Applications never create ContentHandler objects directly--they are created, when necessary, by the registered ContentHandlerFactory object. Applications should also never call ContentHandler methods directly--they should call URL.getContent() or URLConnection.getContent() instead. You only need to subclass ContentHandler if you are writing a Web browser or similar application that needs to parse and understand some new content type.

public abstract class ContentHandler extends Object {
    // Default Constructor: public ContentHandler()
    // Public Instance Methods
            public abstract Object getContent(URLConnection urlc) throws IOException;

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