dom/interfaces/storage/nsIDOMStorage2.idl
author Olli Pettay <Olli.Pettay@helsinki.fi>
Tue, 24 Mar 2009 17:43:15 +0200
changeset 26507 6955c8360d08c4e1a819e6322d694002f33c9ba1
parent 26323 0c0517267c4a29be2465f44b0c4acb1427ff54ea
permissions -rw-r--r--
Bug 484320, r=dveditz, sr=mrbkap, a=blocking1.9.1

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#include "domstubs.idl"

/**
 * Interface for client side storage. See
 * http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/structured.html#storage0
 * for more information.
 *
 * A storage object stores an arbitrary set of key-value pairs, which
 * may be retrieved, modified and removed as needed. A key may only
 * exist once within a storage object, and only one value may be
 * associated with a particular key. Keys are stored in a particular
 * order with the condition that this order not change by merely changing
 * the value associated with a key, but the order may change when a
 * key is added or removed.
 */

[scriptable, uuid(A67BA00F-CCB8-4ffe-BADA-F8913CAAFB20)]
interface nsIDOMStorage2 : nsISupports
{
  /**
   * The number of keys stored.
   */
  readonly attribute unsigned long length;

  /**
   * Retrieve the name of the key at a particular index.
   *
   * @param index index of the item to retrieve
   * @returns the key at index
   * @throws INDEX_SIZE_ERR if there is no key at that index
   */
  DOMString key(in unsigned long index);

  /**
   * Retrieve an item with a given key
   *
   * @param key key to retrieve
   * @returns found data or empty string if the key was not found
   */
  DOMString getItem(in DOMString key);

  /**
   * Assign a value with a key. If the key does not exist already, a new
   * key is added associated with that value. If the key already exists,
   * then the existing value is replaced with a new value.
   *
   * @param key key to set
   * @param data data to associate with the key
   */
  void setItem(in DOMString key, in DOMString data);

  /**
   * Remove a key and its corresponding value.
   *
   * @param key key to remove
   */
  void removeItem(in DOMString key);

  /**
   * Clear the content of this storage bound to a domain
   * or an origin.
   */
  void clear();
};