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

Represents the context that is used to create Validator instances. A client may use methods of the ValidatorContext returned by ValidatorFactory#usingContext to customize the context used to create Validator instances (for instance establish different message interpolators or traversable resolvers).

Author(s):
Emmanuel Bernard
public interface ValidatorContext {
Defines the message interpolator implementation used by the Validator. If not set or if null is passed as a parameter, the message interpolator of the ValidatorFactory is used.

Returns:
self following the chaining method pattern
Defines the traversable resolver implementation used by the Validator. If not set or if null is passed as a parameter, the traversable resolver of the ValidatorFactory is used.

Returns:
self following the chaining method pattern
Defines the constraint validator factory implementation used by the Validator. If not set or if null is passed as a parameter, the constraint validator factory of the ValidatorFactory is used.

Returns:
self following the chaining method pattern

Returns:
an initialized Validator instance respecting the defined state. Validator instances can be pooled and shared by the implementation.
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