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1   /*
2   Wotonomy: OpenStep design patterns for pure Java applications.
3   Copyright (C) 2000 Intersect Software Corporation
4   
5   This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
6   modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public
7   License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
8   version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
9   
10  This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
11  but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
12  MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU
13  Lesser General Public License for more details.
14  
15  You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public
16  License along with this library; if not, see http://www.gnu.org
17  */
18  
19  package net.wotonomy.foundation.xml;
20  
21  import java.io.OutputStream;
22  
23  /***
24  * Defines an interface for classes that can serialize
25  * an arbitrary java object into XML format.
26  */
27  public interface XMLEncoder
28  {
29      /***
30      * Encodes an object to the specified output stream as XML.
31      * @param anObject The object to be serialized to XML format.
32      * @param anOutputStream The output stream to which the object
33      * will be written.  The stream will not be flushed nor closed.
34      */ 
35      public void encode( Object anObject, OutputStream anOutputStream );
36  }
37  
38  /*
39   * $Log$
40   * Revision 1.1  2006/02/18 22:21:10  cgruber
41   * Add in simple xml interfaces from net.wotonomy.xml project.
42   * Add cobertura.ser to .cvsignore.  God I wish sourceforge would move on this subversion thing...
43   *
44   * Revision 1.1  2006/02/16 13:22:22  cgruber
45   * Check in all sources in eclipse-friendly maven-enabled packages.
46   *
47   * Revision 1.2  2001/02/06 14:34:23  mpowers
48   * Forgot to rename the package declarations.
49   *
50   * Revision 1.1  2001/02/06 14:31:19  mpowers
51   * Moving XML utilities from util to xml package.
52   *
53   * Revision 1.1.1.1  2000/12/21 15:52:33  mpowers
54   * Contributing wotonomy.
55   *
56   * Revision 1.2  2000/12/20 16:25:48  michael
57   * Added log to all files.
58   *
59   *
60   */
61