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25  
26  package java.net;
27  
28  /**
29   * This interface defines a factory for {@code URL} stream
30   * protocol handlers.
31   * <p>
32   * It is used by the {@code URL} class to create a
33   * {@code URLStreamHandler} for a specific protocol.
34   *
35   * @author  Arthur van Hoff
36   * @see     java.net.URL
37   * @see     java.net.URLStreamHandler
38   * @since   JDK1.0
39   */
40  public interface URLStreamHandlerFactory {
41      /**
42       * Creates a new {@code URLStreamHandler} instance with the specified
43       * protocol.
44       *
45       * @param   protocol   the protocol ("{@code ftp}",
46       *                     "{@code http}", "{@code nntp}", etc.).
47       * @return  a {@code URLStreamHandler} for the specific protocol.
48       * @see     java.net.URLStreamHandler
49       */
50      URLStreamHandler createURLStreamHandler(String protocol);
51  }