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   Re: [xml-dev] Typing and paranoia

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Alaric B. Snell wrote,
> On Monday 09 December 2002 04:27, Paul Prescod wrote:
> > Actually, you can't do significant development with TCP/IP without
> > understanding how IP addresses and NAT work.
> Yeah you can! Particularly with the java.net APIs; you wrap your
> hostname in an InetAddress object and then pass it to a socket
> without really needing to know that it's been resolved to an IP
> address underneath.

Respectfully, I have to disagree. For _significant_ development with 
TCP/IP (ie. anything moderately robust and non-trivial), the java.net 
APIs are woefully inadequate ... hence the (now not so) new java.nio.* 




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