Module java.naming
Package javax.naming

Interface Name

All Superinterfaces:
Cloneable, Comparable<Object>, Serializable
All Known Implementing Classes:
CompositeName, CompoundName, LdapName

public interface Name extends Cloneable, Serializable, Comparable<Object>
The Name interface represents a generic name -- an ordered sequence of components. It can be a composite name (names that span multiple namespaces), or a compound name (names that are used within individual hierarchical naming systems).

There can be different implementations of Name; for example, composite names, URLs, or namespace-specific compound names.

The components of a name are numbered. The indexes of a name with N components range from 0 up to, but not including, N. This range may be written as [0,N). The most significant component is at index 0. An empty name has no components.

None of the methods in this interface accept null as a valid value for a parameter that is a name or a name component. Likewise, methods that return a name or name component never return null.

An instance of a Name may not be synchronized against concurrent multithreaded access if that access is not read-only.