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   21    */
   22   package javax.xml.rpc.encoding;
   23   
   24   import java.io.Serializable;
   25   import java.util.Iterator;
   26   
   27   /** A factory of deserializers. A DeserializerFactory is registered with a
   28    * TypeMapping instance as part of the TypeMappingRegistry.
   29    *
   30    * @see Deserializer
   31    * @see TypeMapping 
   32    * @see TypeMappingRegistry
   33    * 
   34    * @author Scott.Stark@jboss.org
   35    */
   36   public interface DeserializerFactory extends Serializable
   37   {
   38      /**
   39       * Returns a Deserializer for the specified XML processing mechanism type.
   40       * @param mechanismType XML processing mechanism type [TBD: definition of valid constants]
   41       * @return a Deserializer
   42       * @throws javax.xml.rpc.JAXRPCException If DeserializerFactory does not support the specified XML processing mechanism
   43       */
   44      public Deserializer getDeserializerAs(String mechanismType);
   45   
   46      /** Returns a list of all XML processing mechanism types supported by this DeserializerFactory.
   47       *
   48       * @return List of unique identifiers for the supported XML processing mechanism types
   49       */
   50      public Iterator getSupportedMechanismTypes();
   51   }

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