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 // $Id: Path.java 17620 2009-10-04 19:19:28Z hardy.ferentschik $
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package javax.validation;

Represent the navigation path from an object to another in an object graph. Each path element is represented by a Node. The path corresponds to the succession of nodes in the order they are returned by the Iterator

Author(s):
Emmanuel Bernard
public interface Path extends Iterable<Path.Node> {

Represents an element of a navigation path
	interface Node {
Property name the node represents or null if representing an entity on the leaf node (in particular the node in a Path representing the root object has its name null).

Returns:
property name the node represents

Returns:
true if the node represents an object contained in an Iterable or in a Map.
		boolean isInIterable();

Returns:
The index the node is placed in if contained in an array or List. Null otherwise.

Returns:
The key the node is placed in if contained in a Map. Null otherwise.
	}
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