This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Well, there are several approaches but the simplest might be to use a URL object. Something like java.net.URL url = new URL( "file://webserver.com/file/myFile" ); InputStream in = URL.openStream(); etc,... Sean