Client/server development using standard Java classes
Specifically, we will use the
HTTPServer classes to implement a client and server application. These classes support much of the functionality required for clients and servers. Using these classes will avoid writing low-level code to implement HTTP functionality. Low-level code refers to the non-specialized classes, such as the
Socket class. Higher-level and more specialized classes, such as the
HTTPServer classes, supplement and provide additional support for specialized operations.
HttpURLConnection class is derived from the
HttpConnection class. This base class has a number of methods that not are directly concerned with the HTTP protocol.