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Get URL Last Modified


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    Copyright (C) 2005-2006  Anand Rao (

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 * Created on November 12, 2005, 9:12 PM

import java.util.*;

 * @author  Anand Rao
public class HttpUtil {

    public static boolean hasURLContentChanged(String url, long fromtime)
        URL Url; HttpURLConnection httpconn=null; long modtime;
        boolean contentChanged=false;
        try {
            Url = new URL(url);
            httpconn = (HttpURLConnection) Url.openConnection();
            modtime = httpconn.getLastModified();
            if ((modtime > fromtime) || (modtime <= 0)) {
                System.out.println("*** Old Link time:"+new Date(fromtime).toString()+
                                    " New link time:"+new Date(modtime).toString());
        catch (Exception e) {
            contentChanged=true; // assume content has changed
        if (httpconn != null)
        return contentChanged;
    public static long getURLLastModified(String url)
        URL Url; HttpURLConnection httpconn=null; long modtime;
        try {
            Url = new URL(url);
            httpconn = (HttpURLConnection) Url.openConnection();
            modtime = httpconn.getLastModified();
        catch (Exception e) {
            modtime = -1;
        if (httpconn != null)
        System.out.println("URL:"+url+" LastModified:" + 
                           new Date(modtime).toString());
        return modtime;

    public static String getDomainName(String url)
         URL u;
         try {
             u = new URL(url);
         catch (Exception e) { 
             return "";
         return u.getHost();



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