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   14   * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
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   20   * 02110-1301 USA, or see the FSF site: http://www.fsf.org.
   21   */
   22   package javax.ejb;
   23   
   24   import java.rmi.RemoteException;
   25   
   26   /**
   27    * The Handle interface is implemented by all EJB object handles. A handle
   28    * is an abstraction of a network reference to an EJB object. A handle is
   29    * intended to be used as a "robust" persistent reference to an EJB object.
   30    */
   31   public interface Handle extends java.io.Serializable {
   32   
   33     /**
   34      * Obtains the EJB object reference represented by this handle.
   35      *
   36      * @return The EJB object reference represented by this handle.
   37      * @exception java.rmi.RemoteException - The EJB object could not be obtained because of a
   38      * system-level failure.
   39      */
   40     public EJBObject getEJBObject() throws RemoteException;
   41   }

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