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10  "Validates messages against message profiles." 
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28  package ca.uhn.hl7v2.conf.check;
30  import ca.uhn.hl7v2.conf.spec.message.StaticDef;
31  import ca.uhn.hl7v2.model.Message ;
32  import ca.uhn.hl7v2.conf.ProfileException;
33  import ca.uhn.hl7v2.HL7Exception;
35  /**
36   * Validates messages against message profiles. In general you use this by
37   * formulating a ConformanceProfileRule and validating a message using this rule.
38   *  
39   * @author Bryan Tripp
40   */
41  public interface Validator {
43      /**
44       * Validates the given message against the given static definition from 
45       * a conformance profile.  Conformance profiles are XML representations of   
46       * domain-specific constraints on a message (see HL7 2.5 section 2.12).  
47       * @throws ProfileException if a problem is encountered that interferes with evaluation 
48       * @return a list of exceptions representing points of non-conformance (may not be a complete list)
49       */
50      public HL7Exception[] validate(Message message, StaticDef profile) throws ProfileException, HL7Exception;
52  }