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   25   
   26   package java.net;
   27   
   28   /**
   29    * This interface defines a factory for <code>URL</code> stream
   30    * protocol handlers.
   31    * <p>
   32    * It is used by the <code>URL</code> class to create a
   33    * <code>URLStreamHandler</code> for a specific protocol.
   34    *
   35    * @author  Arthur van Hoff
   36    * @see     java.net.URL
   37    * @see     java.net.URLStreamHandler
   38    * @since   JDK1.0
   39    */
   40   public interface URLStreamHandlerFactory {
   41       /**
   42        * Creates a new <code>URLStreamHandler</code> instance with the specified
   43        * protocol.
   44        *
   45        * @param   protocol   the protocol ("<code>ftp</code>",
   46        *                     "<code>http</code>", "<code>nntp</code>", etc.).
   47        * @return  a <code>URLStreamHandler</code> for the specific protocol.
   48        * @see     java.net.URLStreamHandler
   49        */
   50       URLStreamHandler createURLStreamHandler(String protocol);
   51   }

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