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Difference between URL and URI?

Yingie Pitts
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Joined: Oct 10, 2002
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There are two Java APIs, URL and URI. But I can not distinguish them by reading the documentation. So, under what circumstances should we use URL? URI?

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Michael Ernest
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Hi Pitts -
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The answer to this question will appeal to a lot more people than this forum typically attracts. It makes more sense to me to put this in Servlet/JSP, so I'm going to move it.

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