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

import org.w3c.dom.Node;

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

/**
 * Interface for the extension serializer. The purpose of an instance of this is to serialize the relevant
 * custom object and generate attribute/elementa desired . This custom object may be stored in the metadata
 * map of the parent schema object. When to invoke a given serializer is a decision taken by the extension
 * registry
 */
public interface ExtensionSerializer {

    /**
     * serialize the given element
     * 
     * @param schemaObject - Parent schema object.contains the extension to be serialized
     * @param classOfType - The class of type to be serialized
     * @param domNode - the parent DOM Node that will ultimately be serialized. The XMLSchema serialization
     *            mechanism is to create a DOM tree first and serialize it
     */
    void serialize(XmlSchemaObject schemaObject, Class classOfType, Node domNode);
}