java socket to read content of webpage

Is it possible to use java socket API to read content of a webpage, ex: "www.yahoo.com"? Can somebody here show an example?

And how about reading content of a page protected by the web app login screen?


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CEHJCommented:
You can, but wouldn't ;-) Use HttpURLConnection instead, and for anything but very simple cases, a proper http api such as Apache HttpClient
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