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21  package org.dbunit.assertion;
22  
23  /**
24   * Factory to create exceptions for the testing framework to be used,
25   * for example JUnit, TestNG or dbunit exceptions.
26   * 
27   * @author gommma (gommma AT users.sourceforge.net)
28   * @author Last changed by: $Author$
29   * @version $Revision$ $Date$
30   * @since 2.4.0
31   */
32  public interface FailureFactory 
33  {
34      /**
35       * Creates a new failure object which can have different types, depending on
36       * the testing framework you are currently using (e.g. JUnit, TestNG, ...)
37       * @param message The reason for the failure
38       * @param expected The expected result
39       * @param actual The actual result
40       * @return The comparison failure object for this handler (can be JUnit or some other)
41       * which can be thrown on an assertion failure
42       */
43      public Error createFailure(String message, String expected, String actual);
44  
45      /**
46       * @param message The reason for the failure
47       * @return The assertion failure object for this handler (can be JUnit or some other)
48       * which can be thrown on an assertion failure
49       */
50      public Error createFailure(String message);
51  
52  }