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25  
26  package java.security.cert;
27  
28  /**
29   * A specification of certification path algorithm parameters.
30   * The purpose of this interface is to group (and provide type safety for)
31   * all {@code CertPath} parameter specifications. All
32   * {@code CertPath} parameter specifications must implement this
33   * interface.
34   *
35   * @author      Yassir Elley
36   * @see         CertPathValidator#validate(CertPath, CertPathParameters)
37   * @see         CertPathBuilder#build(CertPathParameters)
38   * @since       1.4
39   */
40  public interface CertPathParameters extends Cloneable {
41  
42    /**
43     * Makes a copy of this {@code CertPathParameters}. Changes to the
44     * copy will not affect the original and vice versa.
45     *
46     * @return a copy of this {@code CertPathParameters}
47     */
48    Object clone();
49  }