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2    * $Id: DefinitionPatternMatcherFactory.java 795343 2009-07-18 11:26:09Z apetrelli $
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21  
22  package org.apache.tiles.definition.pattern;
23  
24  import org.apache.tiles.Definition;
25  
26  /**
27   * Creates a new definition pattern matcher for the given pattern and the given
28   * base definition with pattern expressions.
29   *
30   * @version $Rev: 795343 $ $Date: 2009-07-18 21:26:09 +1000 (Sat, 18 Jul 2009) $
31   * @since 2.2.0
32   */
33  public interface DefinitionPatternMatcherFactory {
34  
35      /**
36       * Creates a new definition pattern matcher.
37       *
38       * @param pattern The pattern to be matched.
39       * @param definition The base definition. Created definitions by
40       * {@link DefinitionPatternMatcher#createDefinition(String)} will created
41       * with this one as a basis.
42       * @return The definition pattern matcher.
43       * @since 2.2.0
44       */
45      DefinitionPatternMatcher createDefinitionPatternMatcher(String pattern,
46              Definition definition);
47  }