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package org.pentaho.reporting.libraries.resourceloader;

import java.util.Map;

 * A resource bundle is a compound archive that holds several resources.
 * @author Thomas Morgner
00027 public interface ResourceBundleLoader
   * Tries to load the bundle. If the key does not point to a usable resource-bundle, this method returns
   * null. The Exception is only thrown if the bundle is not readable because of IO-Errors.
   * <p/>
   * A resource-bundle loader should only load the bundle for the key itself, never for any of the derived subkeys.
   * It is the ResourceManager's responsibility to search the key's hierachy for the correct key.
   * @param key the resource key pointing to the bundle.
   * @return the loaded bundle or null, if the resource was not understood.
   * @throws ResourceLoadingException if something goes wrong.
  public ResourceBundleData loadBundle
      (final ResourceManager resourceManager, final ResourceKey key) throws ResourceLoadingException;

   * Checks, whether this resource loader implementation was responsible for
   * creating this key.
   * @param key the key that should be tested.
   * @return true, if the key is supported.
  public boolean isSupportedKey (ResourceKey key);

   * Derives a new resource key from the given key. If neither a path nor new
   * factory-keys are given, the parent key is returned.
   * @param parent the parent
   * @param path the derived path (can be null).
   * @param factoryKeys the optional factory keys (can be null).
   * @return the derived key.
   * @throws ResourceKeyCreationException if the key cannot be derived for any
   * reason.
  public ResourceKey deriveKey (ResourceKey parent,
                                String path,
                                Map factoryKeys)
      throws ResourceKeyCreationException;

   * Serializes the resource key to a String representation which can be recreated
   * using the <code>deserialize(ResourceKey)<code> method.
   * @return a <code>String<code> which is a serialized version of the <code>ResourceKey</code>
   * @throws ResourceException indicates an error serializing the resource key
   * @param bundleKey
   * @param key
  public String serialize(final ResourceKey bundleKey, final ResourceKey key) throws ResourceException;

   * Creates a <code>ResourceKey</code> based off the <code>String</code> representation
   * of the key. The <code>String</code> should have been created using the <code>serialize</code>
   * method.
   * @param bundleKey
   *@param stringKey the <code>String</code> representation of the <code>ResourceKey</code>  @return a <code>ResourceKey</code> which matches the <code>String</code> representation
   * @throws ResourceKeyCreationException indicates an error occurred in the creation or
   *   deserialization of the <code>ResourceKey</code>
  public ResourceKey deserialize(final ResourceKey bundleKey, final String stringKey) throws ResourceKeyCreationException;

  public boolean isSupportedDeserializer(final String data) throws ResourceKeyCreationException;


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