Re: Trying to produce a valid URL for both Windows and Unix - help

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16 Jan 2007 08:32:48 -0800
Steve W. Jackson wrote:

In article <>,
 "" <> wrote:

It appears that toURL() is deprecated within

I still use Java 5, so I hadn't noticed that in Java 6 it is indeed
deprecated. But there's a note in the API Javadocs even in Java 5
indicating that toURL doesn't encode everything and recommending the use
of toURI, followed by the URI method toURL to accomplish the task.

I tried this instead:

String s = file.toURI().toURL().toString().replace(' ', '+');

Which gave me this as a result:

Your new icon can be found &lt;a

That was still not clickable, however, when I tried to click onto the
"link" from within the JLabel within the JFrame.

Sorry, I thought that was it! :(


The toString and replace parts should still not be necessary...but the
presence of the &gt and &lt parts suggest that the string in question
had angle brackets in it. Perhaps that's one part of the problem you
encountered. Plus, there's the question of a link being clickable on a
JLabel...unless it's new to Java 6 (and therefore beyond my experience),
I don't think that's possible, is it?

I changed it to a JEditorPane, which is what I needed all along,
however, the link is still not clickable:

 private JEditorPane createHyperlinkPane(String iconPathInfo) {
        JEditorPane pane = new JEditorPane();
        pane.setEditorKit(new HTMLEditorKit());
        pane.addHyperlinkListener(new HyperlinkListener() {
            public void hyperlinkUpdate(HyperlinkEvent evt) {
                if (evt.getEventType() ==
HyperlinkEvent.EventType.ACTIVATED) {
                    System.out.println("you clicked!");

        return pane;

    private String createIconPathInfoText() {
        StringBuffer sb = new StringBuffer();
        sb.append("Your new icon can be found ");
        try {
            sb.append("<a href=\"" + getIconFilePath() +
        } catch (Exception e) {
            sb.append("at: \"" + System.getProperty("user.home") +
File.separator +
                    this.getIconFileName() + "\"");
        String iconPathInfo = sb.toString();
        return iconPathInfo;

Still have no clue what's not working.

= Steve =
Steve W. Jackson
Montgomery, Alabama

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