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difference between Serialization and Externalization

swapnl patil
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please refer above link

according to sun we can provide implementation for readObject & WriteObject methos in which we can provide some extra information.
so same thing we can do with Externalization using writeExternal & ReadExternal method so what is exact difference between them.
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Rob Spoor

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And please search first. This question has been asked before.

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