Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

javax.activation
Class URLDataSource

java.lang.Object
  extended by javax.activation.URLDataSource
All Implemented Interfaces:
DataSource

public class URLDataSource
extends Object
implements DataSource

The URLDataSource class provides an object that wraps a URL object in a DataSource interface. URLDataSource simplifies the handling of data described by URLs within the JavaBeans Activation Framework because this class can be used to create new DataHandlers. NOTE: The DataHandler object creates a URLDataSource internally, when it is constructed with a URL.

Since:
1.6
See Also:
DataSource, DataHandler

Constructor Summary
URLDataSource(URL url)
          URLDataSource constructor.
 
Method Summary
 String getContentType()
          Returns the value of the URL content-type header field.
 InputStream getInputStream()
          The getInputStream method from the URL.
 String getName()
          Calls the getFile method on the URL used to instantiate the object.
 OutputStream getOutputStream()
          The getOutputStream method from the URL.
 URL getURL()
          Return the URL used to create this DataSource.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

URLDataSource

public URLDataSource(URL url)
URLDataSource constructor. The URLDataSource class will not open a connection to the URL until a method requiring it to do so is called.

Parameters:
url - The URL to be encapsulated in this object.
Method Detail

getContentType

public String getContentType()
Returns the value of the URL content-type header field. It calls the URL's URLConnection.getContentType method after retrieving a URLConnection object. Note: this method attempts to call the openConnection method on the URL. If this method fails, or if a content type is not returned from the URLConnection, getContentType returns "application/octet-stream" as the content type.

Specified by:
getContentType in interface DataSource
Returns:
the content type.

getName

public String getName()
Calls the getFile method on the URL used to instantiate the object.

Specified by:
getName in interface DataSource
Returns:
the result of calling the URL's getFile method.

getInputStream

public InputStream getInputStream()
                           throws IOException
The getInputStream method from the URL. Calls the openStream method on the URL.

Specified by:
getInputStream in interface DataSource
Returns:
the InputStream.
Throws:
IOException

getOutputStream

public OutputStream getOutputStream()
                             throws IOException
The getOutputStream method from the URL. First an attempt is made to get the URLConnection object for the URL. If that succeeds, the getOutputStream method on the URLConnection is returned.

Specified by:
getOutputStream in interface DataSource
Returns:
the OutputStream.
Throws:
IOException

getURL

public URL getURL()
Return the URL used to create this DataSource.

Returns:
The URL.

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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