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package org.apache.jackrabbit.spi;

import java.util.Collection;

/**
 * <code>QNodeTypeDefinition</code> is the SPI representation of a
 * {@link javax.jcr.nodetype.NodeType node type}. It refers to <code>Name</code>s
 * only and is therefore independant of session-specific namespace mappings.
 *
 * @see javax.jcr.nodetype.NodeType
 */
public interface QNodeTypeDefinition {

    /**
     * Returns the name of the node type being defined or
     * <code>null</code> if not set.
     *
     * @return the name of the node type or <code>null</code> if not set.
     */
    public Name getName();

    /**
     * Returns an array containing the names of the supertypes. If no
     * supertypes have been specified, then an empty array is returned
     * for mixin types and the <code>nt:base</code> primary type and
     * an array containing just <code>nt:base<code> for other primary types.
     * <p>
     * The returned array must not be modified by the application.
     *
     * @return an array of supertype names
     */
    public Name[] getSupertypes();

    /**
     * Returns an array containing the names of additional mixin types
     * supported on this node type.
     * <p>
     * The returned array must not be modified by the application.
     *
     * @return an array of mixin type names, or <code>null</code>
     * when there are no known constraints.
     */
    public Name[] getSupportedMixinTypes();

    /**
     * Returns the value of the mixin flag.
     *
     * @return true if this is a mixin node type; false otherwise.
     */
    public boolean isMixin();

    /**
     * Returns <code>true</code> if the definition is abstract; <code>false</code> otherwise.
     *
     * @return <code>true</code> if the definition is abstract; <code>false</code> otherwise.
     * @since JCR 2.0
     */
    public boolean isAbstract();

    /**
     * Returns <code>true</code> if the definition is queryable; <code>false</code> otherwise.
     *
     * @return <code>true</code> if the definition is queryable; <code>false</code> otherwise.
     * @since JCR 2.0
     */
    public boolean isQueryable();

    /**
     * Returns the value of the orderableChildNodes flag.
     *
     * @return true if nodes of this node type can have orderable child nodes; false otherwise.
     */
    public boolean hasOrderableChildNodes();

    /**
     * Returns the name of the primary item (one of the child items of the
     * node's of this node type) or <code>null</code> if not set.
     *
     * @return the name of the primary item or <code>null</code> if not set.
     */
    public Name getPrimaryItemName();

    /**
     * Returns an array containing the property definitions.
     *
     * @return an array containing the property definitions.
     */
    public QPropertyDefinition[] getPropertyDefs();

    /**
     * Returns an array containing the child node definitions.
     *
     * @return an array containing the child node definitions.
     */
    public QNodeDefinition[] getChildNodeDefs();

    /**
     * Returns a collection of node type <code>Name</code>s that are being
     * referenced by <i>this</i> node type definition (e.g. as supertypes, as
     * required/default primary types in child node definitions, as REFERENCE
     * value constraints in property definitions).
     * <p/>
     * Note that self-references (e.g. a child node definition that specifies
     * the declaring node type as the default primary type) are not considered
     * dependencies.
     *
     * @return a collection of node type <code>Name</code>s
     */
    public Collection<Name> getDependencies();
}
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