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Can anyone explain to me what is meant by "client proxy". There is some comments in some code that I am editing that declares "This is the reference to the client proxy."
Thanks in advance for any help!
 
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A proxy is an object that acts in behalf of another object.
There are a number of applications for a proxy and it would be hard to tell what it is in your case without seeing some code. In general though, the proxy acts as a kind of middle man for a client object and the "real" object that is being proxied.
The GoF book lists the following types of proxies:
1) remote proxy - provides a local representative for an object in a different address space
2) virtual proxy - creates expensive objects on demand.
3) protection proxy - controls access to the original object.
4) smart reference - is a replacement for a bare pointer that performs additional actions when an object is accessed.
HTH
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go through the article on
http://developer.java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/DataTypes/proxy/
 
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