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17  
18  package org.apache.any23.plugin;
19  
20  import org.apache.any23.extractor.Extractor;
21  import org.apache.any23.extractor.ExtractorFactory;
22  
23  /**
24   * This interface defines an Any23 extractor plugin that can be 
25   * detected and registered from the library classpath.
26   *
27   * @author Michele Mostarda (mostarda@fbk.eu)
28   * @deprecated ExtractorFactory now supports 
29   * <a href="https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/api/java/util/ServiceLoader.html">
30   * META-INF/services</a> discovery via the {@link java.util.ServiceLoader}, 
31   * deprecating this class.
32   * 
33   * Instead implement a subinterface of {@link org.apache.any23.extractor.Extractor} and 
34   * ensure that your plugin is in compliance with the META-INF/services mechanism.
35   */
36  @Deprecated
37  public interface ExtractorPlugin<T extends Extractor<?>> {
38  
39      /**
40       * @return the {@link org.apache.any23.extractor.ExtractorFactory} for the plugin.
41       */
42      ExtractorFactory<T> getExtractorFactory();
43  
44  }