I'm not real sure why. That's a good question. There don't appear to be a numerous amount of abstract classes in the java.awt package. My guess would be that when they were designing the toolkit, they used the word abstract to mean a generic toolkit that was probably intended to have something built on top of it. I don't think AWT's term abstract is meant to mean the same thing as an abstract class.
But that is just my opinion.
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thanks a lot Gregg. Can anyone add to this? Please reply.