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PrintWriter vs PrintStream

 
Chris Wox
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hi,
I am very new to SCWCD and just started studying all by myself from K&b book. please forgive my dumb questions.

Could someone please explain difference between PrintWriter and PrintStream classes and can we use PrintStream class instead of PrintWriter
class , say , in the first example of k&b book as below ???

e.g
PrintWriter out = response.getWriter();
out.println ("<html>" + "<body>"+ "<h1 align=center>HF\'s Chapter1 Servlet </h1>" + "<br>" + today + "</body>" + "</html>");
 
Marc Peabody
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That's a SCJP topic. Forget so soon?

From the API:
All characters printed by a PrintStream are converted into bytes using the platform's default character encoding. The PrintWriter class should be used in situations that require writing characters rather than bytes.
 
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