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package org.apache.ws.commons.schema;

import javax.xml.namespace.QName;

import org.apache.ws.commons.schema.utils.XmlSchemaRefBase;

/**
 * Common interface for all objects that can 'ref=' to a global item of the same type.
 * Note that this interface does not return the XmlSchemaRef, since that type is generic.
 * It is convenient to have a non-generic interface in common for the ref= items since
 * there are cases where code wants to treat them independent of the type.
 */
public interface XmlSchemaItemWithRefBase {
    /**
     * @return true if this object has a non-null ref.
     */
    boolean isRef();

    /**
     * @return the Qualified Name of the target of the ref.
     */
    QName getTargetQName();

    /**
     * @return the non-generic reference object.
     */
    XmlSchemaRefBase getRefBase();

}