<AWT Dev> [Preliminary] RFR JDK-8064925: URLConnection::getContent needs to be updated to work with modules

Pavel Rappo pavel.rappo at oracle.com
Wed Jun 24 11:08:47 UTC 2015

Hi everyone,

Could you please review my change for JDK-8064925?


The main goal is to see if the proposed spec change and the overall approach are

So what has happened in this change?

1. java.net.URLConnection.getContentHandler method now looks for
ContentHandlerFactories also via ServiceLoader mechanism.

2. Existing image & audio handlers in java.desktop has been moved from
'sun.net.www.content' package to 'sun.awt.www.content'; A ContentHandlerFactory
called 'sun.awt.www.content.MultimediaContentHandlers' has been introduced to
help ServiceLoader to discover these handlers. 

P.S. All names described in (2) are subject to agreement with awt-dev at openjdk.java.net


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