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  25 
  26 package com.sun.corba.se.pept.protocol;
  27 
  28 import com.sun.corba.se.pept.protocol.MessageMediator;
  29 
  30 /**
  31  * <code>ProtocolHandler</code> is used to determine the
  32  * type of an incoming message.
  33  *
  34  * @author Harold Carr
  35  */
  36 public interface ProtocolHandler
  37 {
  38     // REVISIT - return type
  39     /**
  40      * This method determines the type of an incoming message and
  41      * dispatches it appropriately.
  42      *
  43      * For example, on the server side, it may find a
  44      * {@link com.sun.corba.se.pept.protocol.ServerRequestDispatcher
  45      * ServerRequestDispatcher} to handle the request.  On the client-side
  46      * it may signal a waiting thread to handle a reply.
  47      *
  48      * @return deprecated
  49      */
  50     public boolean handleRequest(MessageMediator messageMediator);
  51 }
  52 
  53 // End of file.