Converting from String to URL

Posted on 2003-12-11
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Last Modified: 2010-03-31

I have a quesiton about converting string to url.
How do I change string form of url to URL form of url?

http://apl.jhu.edu/%7Emedale/xml/employees.xml (string data type)

I want to convert URL data type.
Question by:dkim18
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RodionP earned 400 total points
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URL(String spec)
          Creates a URL object from the String representation.
URL(String protocol, String host, int port, String file)
          Creates a URL object from the specified protocol, host, port number, and file.
URL(String protocol, String host, int port, String file, URLStreamHandler handler)
          Creates a URL object from the specified protocol, host, port number, file, and handler.
URL(String protocol, String host, String file)
          Creates a URL from the specified protocol name, host name, and file name.
URL(URL context, String spec)
          Creates a URL by parsing the given spec within a specified context.
URL(URL context, String spec, URLStreamHandler handler)
          Creates a URL by parsing the given spec with the specified handler within a specified context.

That is the API of the URL constructors, use the first one if you don't know how other ones work
I think that should be sufficient:
URL(String spec)
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dualsoul earned 400 total points
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hm...how about:

import java.net.URL;
import java.net.MalformedURLException;
String url="http://somehost.net/something";
URL myUrl=null;
         myUrl=new URL(url);
catch(MalformedURLException e){
//your string doesn't contain valid url

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