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21  package org.apache.cactus.spi.client.connector;
22  
23  /**
24   * Hold protocol-related information that need to be exchanged during the 
25   * lifecycle of the 
26   * {@link org.apache.cactus.spi.client.connector.ProtocolHandler}.
27   * For example the HTTP protocol handler needs to pass the HTTP connection
28   * around to the different lifecycle methods. However, as this kind of state
29   * information is highly protocol dependent, we needed to abstract out the
30   * state information, hence this tagging interface. The implementation is free
31   * to have any kind of methods. These methods will only be used in the
32   * {@link org.apache.cactus.spi.client.connector.ProtocolHandler} implementation
33   * classes.
34   * 
35   * @version $Id: ProtocolState.java 238991 2004-05-22 11:34:50Z vmassol $
36   * @since 1.6 
37   */
38  public interface ProtocolState
39  {
40  }