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017package org.apache.camel.spi;
018
019import org.apache.camel.CamelContext;
020
021/**
022 * Represents a resolver of data formats.
023 *
024 * @version 
025 */
026public interface DataFormatResolver {
027
028    /**
029     * Resolves the given data format given its name.
030     *
031     * @param name the name of the data format to lookup in {@link org.apache.camel.spi.Registry} or create
032     * @param context the camel context
033     * @return the data format or <tt>null</tt> if not possible to resolve
034     */
035    DataFormat resolveDataFormat(String name, CamelContext context);
036
037}