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ResourceFactory.java
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package org.pentaho.reporting.libraries.resourceloader;

/**
 * Creation-Date: 05.04.2006, 12:52:32
 *
 * @author Thomas Morgner
 */
00025 public interface ResourceFactory
{
  public static final String CONFIG_PREFIX = "org.pentaho.reporting.libraries.resourceloader.factory.modules.";

  /**
   * Creates a resource by interpreting the data given in the resource-data object. If additional datastreams need to
   * be parsed, the provided resource manager should be used.
   *
   * @param manager the resource manager used for all resource loading.
   * @param data    the resource-data from where the binary data is read.
   * @param context the resource context used to resolve relative resource paths.
   * @return the parsed result, never null.
   * @throws ResourceCreationException if the resource could not be parsed due to syntaxctial or logical errors in the data.
   * @throws ResourceLoadingException  if the resource could not be accessed from the physical storage.
   */
  public Resource create(final ResourceManager manager,
                         final ResourceData data,
                         final ResourceKey context)
      throws ResourceCreationException, ResourceLoadingException;

  /**
   * Returns the expected result type.
   *
   * @return the result type.
   */
  public Class getFactoryType();

  /**
   * Initializes the resource factory. This usually loads all system resources from the environment and maybe sets up
   * and initializes any factories needed during the parsing. 
   */
  public void initializeDefaults();
}

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