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/*
 * $Id: PdfIndirectReference.java 2057 2005-11-29 21:05:22Z blowagie $
 * $Name$
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 * Copyright 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 Bruno Lowagie
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package com.lowagie.text.pdf;

/**
 * <CODE>PdfIndirectReference</CODE> contains a reference to a <CODE>PdfIndirectObject</CODE>.
 * <P>
 * Any object used as an element of an array or as a value in a dictionary may be specified
 * by either a direct object of an indirect reference. An <I>indirect reference</I> is a reference
 * to an indirect object, and consists of the indirect object's object number, generation number
 * and the <B>R</B> keyword.<BR>
 * This object is described in the 'Portable Document Format Reference Manual version 1.3'
 * section 4.11 (page 54).
 *
 * @see    PdfObject
 * @see    PdfIndirectObject
 */

public class PdfIndirectReference extends PdfObject {
    
    // membervariables
    
/** the object number */
    protected int number;
    
/** the generation number */
    protected int generation = 0;
    
    // constructors
    
    protected PdfIndirectReference() {
        super(0);
    }
    
/**
 * Constructs a <CODE>PdfIndirectReference</CODE>.
 *
 * @param    type      the type of the <CODE>PdfObject</CODE> that is referenced to
 * @param    number      the object number.
 * @param    generation    the generation number.
 */
    
    PdfIndirectReference(int type, int number, int generation) {
        super(0, new StringBuffer().append(number).append(" ").append(generation).append(" R").toString());
        this.number = number;
        this.generation = generation;
    }
    
/**
 * Constructs a <CODE>PdfIndirectReference</CODE>.
 *
 * @param    type      the type of the <CODE>PdfObject</CODE> that is referenced to
 * @param    number      the object number.
 */
    
    PdfIndirectReference(int type, int number) {
        this(type, number, 0);
    }
    
    // methods
    
/**
 * Returns the number of the object.
 *
 * @return    a number.
 */
    
    public int getNumber() {
        return number;
    }
    
/**
 * Returns the generation of the object.
 *
 * @return    a number.
 */
    
    public int getGeneration() {
        return generation;
    }
    
    public String toString() {
      return new StringBuffer().append(number).append(" ").append(generation).append(" R").toString();
    }
}
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