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1   /*
2    wsmo4j extension - a Choreography API and Reference Implementation
3   
4    Copyright (c) 2005, University of Innsbruck, Austria
5   
6    This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
7    the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free
8    Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option)
9    any later version.
10   This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
11   ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS
12   FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more
13   details.
14   You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along
15   with this library; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
16   59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA
17   */
18  
19  package org.wsmo.service.choreography.io;
20  
21  import org.wsmo.service.choreography.Choreography;
22  
23  /**
24   * Serializer interface for choreography objects
25   * 
26   * <pre>
27   *      Created on Sep 29, 2005
28   *      Committed by $Author: jamsci001 $
29   *      $Source$
30   * </pre>
31   * 
32   * @author James Scicluna
33   * @author Thomas Haselwanter
34   * 
35   * @version $Revision: 1189 $ $Date: 2005-10-18 18:23:42 +0300 (Tue, 18 Oct 2005) $
36   */
37  public interface Serializer {
38  
39      /**
40       * Serializes a choreography object
41       * 
42       * @param choreography
43       *            object to be serialized
44       * @return A String object defining the serialized
45       * choreography
46       */
47      public String serialize(Choreography choreography);
48  
49  }