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25  
26  package java.security;
27  
28  /**
29   * <p>A public key. This interface contains no methods or constants.
30   * It merely serves to group (and provide type safety for) all public key
31   * interfaces.
32   *
33   * Note: The specialized public key interfaces extend this interface.
34   * See, for example, the DSAPublicKey interface in
35   * {@code java.security.interfaces}.
36   *
37   * @see Key
38   * @see PrivateKey
39   * @see Certificate
40   * @see Signature#initVerify
41   * @see java.security.interfaces.DSAPublicKey
42   * @see java.security.interfaces.RSAPublicKey
43   *
44   */
45  
46  public interface PublicKey extends Key {
47      // Declare serialVersionUID to be compatible with JDK1.1
48      /**
49       * The class fingerprint that is set to indicate serialization
50       * compatibility with a previous version of the class.
51       */
52      static final long serialVersionUID = 7187392471159151072L;
53  }