netwerk/base/nsIBackgroundFileSaver.idl
author Atul Kumar <atkr.oss@gmail.com>
Wed, 10 Jun 2015 09:46:16 -0700
changeset 248115 fcfdee109765d38d65a680307975620173f5007c
parent 224865 4ec37503ea6a752baf92e053ede5f0ff7750ff36
permissions -rw-r--r--
Bug 1136301 - Null check for mCert->slot added in destructorSafeDestroyNSSReference & MarkForPermDeletion. Formatting update in MarkForPermDeletion. r=keeler

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#include "nsISupports.idl"

interface nsIArray;
interface nsIBackgroundFileSaverObserver;
interface nsIFile;

/**
 * Allows saving data to a file, while handling all the input/output on a
 * background thread, including the initial file name assignment and any
 * subsequent renaming of the target file.
 *
 * This interface is designed for file downloads.  Generally, they start in the
 * temporary directory, while the user is selecting the final name.  Then, they
 * are moved to the chosen target directory with a ".part" extension appended to
 * the file name.  Finally, they are renamed when the download is completed.
 *
 * Components implementing both nsIBackgroundFileSaver and nsIStreamListener
 * allow data to be fed using an implementation of OnDataAvailable that never
 * blocks the calling thread.  They suspend the request that drives the stream
 * listener in case too much data is being fed, and resume it when the data has
 * been written.  Calling OnStopRequest does not necessarily close the target
 * file, and the Finish method must be called to complete the operation.
 *
 * Components implementing both nsIBackgroundFileSaver and nsIAsyncOutputStream
 * allow data to be fed directly to the non-blocking output stream, that however
 * may return NS_BASE_STREAM_WOULD_BLOCK in case too much data is being fed.
 * Closing the output stream does not necessarily close the target file, and the
 * Finish method must be called to complete the operation.
 *
 * @remarks Implementations may require the consumer to always call Finish.  If
 *          the object reference is released without calling Finish, a memory
 *          leak may occur, and the target file might be kept locked. All
 *          public methods of the interface may only be called from the main
 *          thread.
 */
[scriptable, uuid(c43544a4-682c-4262-b407-2453d26e660d)]
interface nsIBackgroundFileSaver : nsISupports
{
  /**
   * This observer receives notifications when the target file name changes and
   * when the operation completes, successfully or not.
   *
   * @remarks A strong reference to the observer is held.  Notification events
   *          are dispatched to the thread that created the object that
   *          implements nsIBackgroundFileSaver.
   */
  attribute nsIBackgroundFileSaverObserver observer;

  /**
   * An nsIArray of nsIX509CertList, representing a chain of X.509 signatures on
   * the downloaded file. Each list may belong to a different signer and contain
   * certificates all the way up to the root.
   *
   * @throws NS_ERROR_NOT_AVAILABLE
   *         In case this is called before the onSaveComplete method has been
   *         called to notify success, or enableSignatureInfo has not been
   *         called.
   */
  readonly attribute nsIArray signatureInfo;

  /**
   * The SHA-256 hash, in raw bytes, associated with the data that was saved.
   *
   * In case the enableAppend method has been called, the hash computation
   * includes the contents of the existing file, if any.
   *
   * @throws NS_ERROR_NOT_AVAILABLE
   *         In case the enableSha256 method has not been called, or before the
   *         onSaveComplete method has been called to notify success.
   */
  readonly attribute ACString sha256Hash;

  /**
   * Instructs the component to compute the signatureInfo of the target file,
   * and make it available in the signatureInfo property.
   *
   * @remarks This must be set on the main thread before the first call to
   *          setTarget.
   */
  void enableSignatureInfo();

  /**
   * Instructs the component to compute the SHA-256 hash of the target file, and
   * make it available in the sha256Hash property.
   *
   * @remarks This must be set on the main thread before the first call to
   *          setTarget.
   */
  void enableSha256();

  /**
   * Instructs the component to append data to the initial target file, that
   * will be specified by the first call to the setTarget method, instead of
   * overwriting the file.
   *
   * If the initial target file does not exist, this method has no effect.
   *
   * @remarks This must be set on the main thread before the first call to
   *          setTarget.
   */
  void enableAppend();

  /**
   * Sets the name of the output file to be written.  The target can be changed
   * after data has already been fed, in which case the existing file will be
   * moved to the new destination.
   *
   * In case the specified file already exists, and this method is called for
   * the first time, the file may be either overwritten or appended to, based on
   * whether the enableAppend method was called.  Subsequent calls always
   * overwrite the specified target file with the previously saved data.
   *
   * No file will be written until this function is called at least once.  It's
   * recommended not to feed any data until the output file is set.
   *
   * If an input/output error occurs with the specified file, the save operation
   * fails.  Failure is notified asynchronously through the observer.
   *
   * @param aTarget
   *        New output file to be written.
   * @param aKeepPartial
   *        Indicates whether aFile should be kept as partially completed,
   *        rather than deleted, if the operation fails or is canceled.  This is
   *        generally set for downloads that use temporary ".part" files.
   */
  void setTarget(in nsIFile aTarget, in bool aKeepPartial);

  /**
   * Terminates access to the output file, then notifies the observer with the
   * specified status code.  A failure code will force the operation to be
   * canceled, in which case the output file will be deleted if requested.
   *
   * This forces the involved streams to be closed, thus no more data should be
   * fed to the component after this method has been called.
   *
   * This is the last method that should be called on this object, and the
   * target file name cannot be changed anymore after this method has been
   * called.  Conversely, before calling this method, the file can still be
   * renamed even if all the data has been fed.
   *
   * @param aStatus
   *        Result code that determines whether the operation should succeed or
   *        be canceled, and is notified to the observer.  If the operation
   *        fails meanwhile for other reasons, or the observer has been already
   *        notified of completion, this status code is ignored.
   */
  void finish(in nsresult aStatus);
};

[scriptable, uuid(ee7058c3-6e54-4411-b76b-3ce87b76fcb6)]
interface nsIBackgroundFileSaverObserver : nsISupports
{
  /**
   * Called when the name of the output file has been determined.  This function
   * may be called more than once if the target file is renamed while saving.
   *
   * @param aSaver
   *        Reference to the object that raised the notification.
   * @param aTarget
   *        Name of the file that is being written.
   */
  void onTargetChange(in nsIBackgroundFileSaver aSaver, in nsIFile aTarget);

  /**
   * Called when the operation completed, and the target file has been closed.
   * If the operation succeeded, the target file is ready to be used, otherwise
   * it might have been already deleted.
   *
   * @param aSaver
   *        Reference to the object that raised the notification.
   * @param aStatus
   *        Result code that determines whether the operation succeeded or
   *        failed, as well as the failure reason.
   */
  void onSaveComplete(in nsIBackgroundFileSaver aSaver, in nsresult aStatus);
};