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19  package org.apache.myfaces.spi;
20  
21  import java.util.List;
22  
23  /**
24   * This class provides an interface to override SPI handling done by
25   * MyFaces.
26   * 
27   * This is useful on environments like in OSGi, because it allows to
28   * put custom code to find SPI interfaces under META-INF/services/
29   * 
30   * @author Leonardo Uribe
31   * @since 2.0.3
32   *
33   */
34  public abstract class ServiceProviderFinder
35  {
36      
37      /**
38       * Gets the list of classes bound to the spiClass key, looking
39       * for entries under META-INF/services/[spiClass]
40       * 
41       * @param spiClass
42       * @return
43       */
44      public abstract List<String> getServiceProviderList(String spiClass);
45      
46  }