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1   /*
2    * Copyright 2012 The Netty Project
3    *
4    * The Netty Project licenses this file to you under the Apache License,
5    * version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance
6    * with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at:
7    *
8    *   http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
9    *
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12   * WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the
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14   * under the License.
15   */
16  package io.netty.handler.codec.http;
17  
18  import io.netty.buffer.ByteBufHolder;
19  import io.netty.channel.ChannelPipeline;
20  
21  /**
22   * An HTTP chunk which is used for HTTP chunked transfer-encoding.
23   * {@link HttpObjectDecoder} generates {@link HttpContent} after
24   * {@link HttpMessage} when the content is large or the encoding of the content
25   * is 'chunked.  If you prefer not to receive {@link HttpContent} in your handler,
26   * place {@link HttpObjectAggregator} after {@link HttpObjectDecoder} in the
27   * {@link ChannelPipeline}.
28   */
29  public interface HttpContent extends HttpObject, ByteBufHolder {
30      @Override
31      HttpContent copy();
32  
33      @Override
34      HttpContent duplicate();
35  
36      @Override
37      HttpContent retain();
38  
39      @Override
40      HttpContent retain(int increment);
41  
42      @Override
43      HttpContent touch();
44  
45      @Override
46      HttpContent touch(Object hint);
47  }