author Matheus Kerschbaum <>
Tue, 14 Jun 2011 05:50:38 +0200
changeset 71030 1242a6da834326a35ce5e881b9fabf7ebcc6798c
parent 1 9b2a99adc05e53cd4010de512f50118594756650
child 94484 f4157e8c410708d76703f19e4dfb61859bfe32d8
permissions -rw-r--r--
Bug 662023 - Remove ActiveX embedding API part 1: remove support from the build system. r=bsmedberg

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#include "nsIStreamListener.idl"
#include "nsIInputStream.idl"
#include "nsIURI.idl"

 * nsIStreamConverter provides an interface to implement when you have code
 * that converts data from one type to another.
 * Suppose you had code that converted plain text into HTML. You could implement
 * this interface to allow everyone else to use your conversion logic using a 
 * standard api.
 * <p>
 * There are currently two ways to use a stream converter:
 * <ol>
 * <li> <b>SYNCHRONOUS</b> Stream to Stream
 *    You can supply the service with a stream of type X
 *    and it will convert it to your desired output type and return
 *    a converted (blocking) stream to you.</li>
 * <li> <b>ASYNCHRONOUS</b> nsIStreamListener to nsIStreamListener
 *    You can supply data directly to the converter by calling it's
 *    nsIStreamListener::OnDataAvailable() method. It will then
 *    convert that data from type X to your desired output type and
 *    return converted data to you via the nsIStreamListener you passed
 *    in by calling its OnDataAvailable() method.</li>
 * </ol>
 * <p>
 * Registering a stream converter:
 * Stream converter registration is a two step process. First of all the stream
 * converter implementation must register itself with the component manager using
 * a contractid in the format below. Second, the stream converter must add the contractid
 * to the registry.
 * Stream converter contractid format (the stream converter root key is defined in this
 * file):
 * <pre>;1?from=FROM_MIME_TYPE&to=TO_MIME_TYPE</pre>
 * @author Jud Valeski
 * @see nsIStreamConverterService

[scriptable, uuid(0b6e2c69-5cf5-48b0-9dfd-c95950e2cc7b)]
interface nsIStreamConverter : nsIStreamListener {

     * Converts a stream of one type, to a stream of another type.
     * Use this method when you have a stream you want to convert.
     * @param aFromStream   The stream representing the original/raw data.
     * @param aFromType     The MIME type of aFromStream.
     * @param aToType       The MIME type of the returned stream.
     * @param aCtxt         Either an opaque context, or a converter specific context
     *                      (implementation specific).
     * @return              The converted stream. NOTE: The returned stream may not
     *                      already be converted. An efficient stream converter
     *                      implementation will converter data on demand rather than
     *                      buffering the converted data until it is used.
    nsIInputStream convert(in nsIInputStream aFromStream,
                           in string aFromType,
                           in string aToType,
                           in nsISupports aCtxt);

     * Converts data arriving via the converter's nsIStreamListener::OnDataAvailable() 
     * method from one type to another, pushing the converted data out to the caller 
     * via aListener::OnDataAvailable().
     * Use this method when you want to proxy (and convert) nsIStreamListener callbacks
     * asynchronously.
     * @param aFromType     The MIME type of the original/raw data.
     * @param aToType       The MIME type of the converted data.
     * @param aListener     The listener who receives the converted data.
     * @param aCtxt         Either an opaque context, or a converter specific context
     *                      (implementation specific).
    void asyncConvertData(in string aFromType,
                          in string aToType,
                          in nsIStreamListener aListener,
                          in nsISupports aCtxt);

#define NS_ISTREAMCONVERTER_KEY         ";1"