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17  package org.apache.directory.api.util;
18  
19  
20  /**
21   * Defines a simple key value pair.
22   * <p>
23   * A Map Entry has considerable additional semantics over and above a simple
24   * key-value pair. This interface defines the minimum key value, with just the
25   * two get methods.
26   *
27   * @since Commons Collections 3.0
28   * @version $Revision: 646777 $ $Date: 2008-04-10 13:33:15 +0100 (Thu, 10 Apr 2008) $
29   * 
30   * @author Stephen Colebourne
31   */
32  public interface KeyValue
33  {
34  
35      /**
36       * Gets the key from the pair.
37       *
38       * @return the key 
39       */
40      Object getKey();
41  
42  
43      /**
44       * Gets the value from the pair.
45       *
46       * @return the value
47       */
48      Object getValue();
49  
50  }