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1   /**
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10  "A validation rule that applies to encoded message strings.  " 
12  The Initial Developer of the Original Code is University Health Network. Copyright (C) 
13  2002.  All Rights Reserved. 
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27  package ca.uhn.hl7v2.validation;
29  /**
30   * A validation rule that applies to encoded message strings.  Rules that 
31   * apply to message content are not included in this category (they are MessageRules
32   * and are evaluated against parsed Message object).  EncodingRules are intended 
33   * for criteria that are specific to the encoded form of a message, e.g. "no empty 
34   * tags in an XML message".  
35   * @author Bryan Tripp
36   */
37  public interface EncodingRule extends Rule<String> {
39      /**
40       * Tests the given encoded message text against the criteria 
41       * defined by this rule class.  
42       * @return a list of exceptions indicating points at which the given 
43       *      message failed to validate (empty if validation succeeds; may 
44       *      not be a complete list as testing may be aborted after failure).  
45       */
46      public ValidationException[] test(String msg);
48  }