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17  package org.apache.commons.jxpath.xml;
18  
19  import java.io.InputStream;
20  
21  /**
22   * Common interface for XML parsers.  We are not using JAXP because
23   * some of the parsers we want to support may not be JAXP compliant.
24   *
25   * @author Dmitri Plotnikov
26   * @version $Revision: 652845 $ $Date: 2008-05-02 13:46:46 -0400 (Fri, 02 May 2008) $
27   */
28  public interface XMLParser {
29  
30      /**
31       * Reads the supplied XML file and returns the resulting model,
32       * which is not necessarily DOM.
33       * @param stream InputStream
34       * @return Object
35       */
36      Object parseXML(InputStream stream);
37  }