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References #552, #553, #554: Added information about backwards compatibility and Public vs. Internal
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1<!doctype html public "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
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3<!--
4    $Id: overview.html 3409 2007-05-30 13:35:40Z nicklas $
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6    Copyright (C) 2005-2007 Jari Häkkinen, Nicklas Nordborg, Gregory Vincic
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8    This file is part of BASE - BioArray Software Environment.
9    Available at http://base.thep.lu.se/
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11    BASE is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
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16    BASE is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
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27<body>
28  <h2>The BASE API</h2>
29
30  <p>
31  The <b>Public API</b> is intended to be used by client application
32  or plug-in developers. We guarantee a certain degree of stability
33  among the classes and methods in the public API. See documentation
34  on the <a href="http://base.thep.lu.se">BASE web site</a> for more information.
35  </p>
36
37  <p>
38  The <b>Extension API</b> is intended to be used by developers extending
39  the internal BASE functionality. The classes and interfaces in these packages
40  are not intended to be used by plug-ins or client applications.
41  </p>
42 
43  <p>
44  The <b>Internal API</b> contains code used by the internal implementation
45  of BASE. Client applications and plug-ins should not use the classes
46  and methods in theese packages.
47  </p>
48 
49  <p>
50  The <b>Mixed Public and Internal API</b> packages contains some
51  classes that belong to the <b>Public API</b> and some classes that
52  belong to the <b>Internal API</b>.
53  </p>
54 
55  <ul>
56  <li>
57    In <code>net.sf.basedb.core.data</code> the <code>BatchableData</code>
58    interface and all classes that implements it part of the public API.
59  </li>
60 
61  <li>
62    The <code>net.sf.basedb.clients.web.util.HTML</code> is part of
63    the public API.
64  </li>
65 
66  <li>
67    The <code>net.sf.basedb.clients.web.Base</code> and
68    <code>net.sf.basedb.clients.web.WebException</code> are part of
69    the public API.
70  </li>
71  </ul>
72 
73  <p>
74  All other classes in are part of the internal API.
75  </p>
76   
77</body>
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