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about serialisation

saravana kumar
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what is the difference between serialisation and externalisation? when do we go for externalisation and serialisation? write in detail pls...
Snigdha Solanki
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This question has been asked before. Please search for this in "I/O and Streams" forum.
Check this out:
[ July 09, 2002: Message edited by: Snigdha Solanki ]
Marilyn edited the link to be a valid link.
[ July 09, 2002: Message edited by: Marilyn de Queiroz ]

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Mark Herschberg

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That link doesn not work.
Snigdha Solanki
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Thanks Marilyn for editing the link.
Ranjith. B

Joined: Jul 17, 2002
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In Serialization there is a default implementation for the serialization process,the class itself take care of that.
In externalaization User can implement their own way of serialization process using readExtern() and writeExtern() method.
I agree. Here's the link:
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