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 * Source code information
 * -----------------------
 * Original author    Ian Dickinson, HP Labs Bristol
 * Author email       Ian.Dickinson@hp.com
 * Package            Jena 2
 * Web                http://sourceforge.net/projects/jena/
 * Created            08-May-2003
 * Filename           $RCSfile: MaxCardinalityRestriction.java,v $
 * Revision           $Revision: 1.9 $
 * Release status     $State: Exp $
 *
 * Last modified on   $Date: 2008/01/02 12:06:41 $
 *               by   $Author: andy_seaborne $
 *
 * (c) Copyright 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP
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// Package
///////////////
package com.hp.hpl.jena.ontology;


// Imports
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/**
 * <p>
 * A property restriction that requires the named property to have have at most
 * the given number of values for a given instance to be a member of the class defined
 * by the restriction.
 * </p>
 *
 * @author Ian Dickinson, HP Labs
 *         (<a  href="mailto:Ian.Dickinson@hp.com" >email</a>)
 * @version CVS $Id: MaxCardinalityRestriction.java,v 1.9 2008/01/02 12:06:41 andy_seaborne Exp $
 */
public interface MaxCardinalityRestriction
    extends Restriction 
{
    // Constants
    //////////////////////////////////


    // External signature methods
    //////////////////////////////////

    // maxCardinality
    
    /**
     * <p>Assert that this restriction restricts the property to have the given
     * maximum cardinality. Any existing statements for <code>maxCardinality</code>
     * will be removed.</p>
     * @param cardinality The maximum cardinality of the restricted property
     * @exception OntProfileException If the {@link Profile#MAX_CARDINALITY()} property is not supported in the current language profile.   
     */ 
    public void setMaxCardinality( int cardinality );

    /**
     * <p>Answer the maximum cardinality of the restricted property.</p>
     * @return The maximum cardinality of the restricted property
     * @exception OntProfileException If the {@link Profile#MAX_CARDINALITY()} property is not supported in the current language profile.   
     */ 
    public int getMaxCardinality();

    /**
     * <p>Answer true if this property restriction has the given maximum cardinality.</p>
     * @param cardinality The cardinality to test against 
     * @return True if the given cardinality is the max cardinality of the restricted property in this restriction
     * @exception OntProfileException If the {@link Profile#MAX_CARDINALITY()} property is not supported in the current language profile.   
     */
    public boolean hasMaxCardinality( int cardinality );
    
    /**
     * <p>Remove the statement that this restriction has the given maximum cardinality 
     * for the restricted property.  If this statement
     * is not true of the current model, nothing happens.</p>
     * @param cardinality A max cardinality value to be removed from this restriction
     */
    public void removeMaxCardinality( int cardinality );
    


}


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