I'm currently using the jakarta httpclient class to download remote files from a webserver. If all I'm doing is a simple file download...I don't need to support redirects, deal with proxies, etc. For instance in an applet, I can getImage() from a remote URL with no trouble at all. This is a swing app...and the file I'm retrieving is not an image, but is there a simple method to get a binary file which is simpler than using the 3rd party library.
I would like to remove my dependence on the library to make deployment a little easier.