Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
> Actually the length is a two byte, big endian, unsigned integer; not a four
> byte integer.
You're right, and I'm shocked. It turns out that (although this
is not documented) an attempt to writeUTF() a String requiring
more than 65535 bytes in modified UTF-8 will throw a
UTFDataFormatException. So when trying to transput large
Strings to binary files with this mechanism, a higher-level
protocol may be needed to fragment and reassemble them.
The Java Language Specification is distressingly silent about
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