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package org.apache.ws.commons.schema.extensions;

import javax.xml.namespace.QName;

import org.w3c.dom.Node;

import org.apache.ws.commons.schema.XmlSchemaObject;

/**
 * Interface for the extension deserializer. The purpose of an instance of this is to deserialize the relevant
 * attribute/element and perhaps generate a desired custom object. This custom object can be stored in the
 * metadata map of the parent schema object. When to invoke a given deserializer is a decision taken by the
 * extension registry
 */
public interface ExtensionDeserializer {

    /**
     * deserialize the given element
     * 
     * @param schemaObject - Parent schema element
     * @param name - the QName of the element/attribute to be deserialized. in the case where a deserializer
     *            is used to handle multiple elements/attributes this may be useful to determine the correct
     *            deserialization
     * @param domNode - the raw DOM Node read from the source. This will be the extension element itself if
     *            for an element or the extension attribute object if it is an attribute
     */
    void deserialize(XmlSchemaObject schemaObject, QName name, Node domNode);

}