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1   package ca.uhn.fhir.model.api;
2   
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22  
23  import java.util.List;
24  
25  public interface ICompositeElement extends IElement {
26  
27  	/**
28  	 * Returns a list containing all child elements matching a given type
29  	 * 
30  	 * @param theType The type to match. If set to null, all child elements will be returned
31  	 * 
32  	 * @deprecated This method is not used by HAPI at this point, so there isn't much
33  	 * point to keeping it around. We are not deleting it just so that we don't break
34  	 * existing implementer code, but you do not need to supply an implementation
35  	 * of this code in your own structures. Deprecated in HAPI FHIR 2.3 (Jan 2017). 
36  	 * See See <a href="https://groups.google.com/forum/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer#!msg/hapi-fhir/AeV2hTDt--E/6EOgRA8YBwAJ"> for
37  	 * a discussion about this.
38  	 */
39  	@Deprecated
40  	<T extends IElement>
41  	List<T> getAllPopulatedChildElementsOfType(Class<T> theType);
42  	
43  }