author Bas Schouten <>
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:42:07 +1300
changeset 155112 f2e964f107992348465e513b95f604b7732a8345
parent 149316 6768887622d4afd5c0582d37359de615ec2037f4
child 162060 eccb5de0533a36b28f9181efb1374fc04ba683d1
permissions -rw-r--r--
Bug 939049 - Part 2: Add generic ComputeLength code for backends with no such functionality. r=jrmuizel

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interface MozInputMethod : EventTarget {
  // Input Method Manager contain a few global methods expose to apps
  readonly attribute MozInputMethodManager mgmt;

  // Fired when the input context changes, include changes from and to null.
  // The new InputContext instance will be available in the event
  // object under |inputcontext| property.  When it changes to null it
  // means the app (the user of this API) no longer has the control of
  // the original focused input field.
  // Note that if the app saves the original context, it might get
  // void; implementation decides when to void the input context.
  attribute EventHandler oninputcontextchange;

  // An "input context" is mapped to a text field that the app is
  // allow to mutate.  this attribute should be null when there is no
  // text field currently focused.
  readonly attribute MozInputContext? inputcontext;

  // Activate or decactive current input method window.
  void setActive(boolean isActive);

// Manages the list of IMEs, enables/disables IME and switches to an
// IME.
interface MozInputMethodManager {
  // Ask the OS to show a list of available IMEs for users to switch from.
  // OS should ignore this request if the app is currently not the active one.
  void showAll();

  // Ask the OS to switch away from the current active Keyboard app.
  // OS should ignore this request if the app is currently not the active one.
  void next();

  // To know if the OS supports IME switching or not.
  // Use case: let the keyboard app knows if it is necessary to show the "IME switching"
  // (globe) button. We have a use case that when there is only one IME enabled, we
  // should not show the globe icon.
  boolean supportsSwitching();

  // Ask the OS to hide the current active Keyboard app. (was: |removeFocus()|)
  // OS should ignore this request if the app is currently not the active one.
  // The OS will void the current input context (if it exists).
  // This method belong to |mgmt| because we would like to allow Keyboard to access to
  // this method w/o a input context.
  void hide();

// The input context, which consists of attributes and information of current input field.
// It also hosts the methods available to the keyboard app to mutate the input field represented.
// An "input context" gets void when the app is no longer allowed to interact with the text field,
// e.g., the text field does no longer exist, the app is being switched to background, and etc.
interface MozInputContext: EventTarget {
   // The tag name of input field, which is enum of "input", "textarea", or "contenteditable"
   readonly attribute DOMString? type;
   // The type of the input field, which is enum of text, number, password, url, search, email, and so on.
   // See
   readonly attribute DOMString? inputType;
    * The inputmode string, representing the input mode.
    * See
   readonly attribute DOMString? inputMode;
    * The primary language for the input field.
    * It is the value of HTMLElement.lang.
    * See
   readonly attribute DOMString? lang;
    * Get the whole text content of the input field.
    * @return DOMString
   Promise getText(optional long offset, optional long length);
   // The start and stop position of the selection.
   readonly attribute long selectionStart;
   readonly attribute long selectionEnd;

   // The start and stop position of the selection.
   readonly attribute DOMString? textBeforeCursor;
   readonly attribute DOMString? textAfterCursor;

     * Set the selection range of the the editable text.
     * Note: This method cannot be used to move the cursor during composition. Calling this
     * method will cancel composition.
     * @param start The beginning of the selected text.
     * @param length The length of the selected text.
     * Note that the start position should be less or equal to the end position.
     * To move the cursor, set the start and end position to the same value.
     * @return boolean
    Promise setSelectionRange(long start, long length);

    /* User moves the cursor, or changes the selection with other means. If the text around
     * cursor has changed, but the cursor has not been moved, the IME won't get notification.
    attribute EventHandler onselectionchange;

     * Commit text to current input field and replace text around
     * cursor position. It will clear the current composition.
     * @param text The string to be replaced with.
     * @param offset The offset from the cursor position where replacing starts. Defaults to 0.
     * @param length The length of text to replace. Defaults to 0.
     * @return boolean
     Promise replaceSurroundingText(DOMString text, optional long offset, optional long length);

     * Delete text around the cursor.
     * @param offset The offset from the cursor position where deletion starts.
     * @param length The length of text to delete.
     * TODO: maybe updateSurroundingText(DOMString beforeText, DOMString afterText); ?
     * @return boolean
    Promise deleteSurroundingText(long offset, long length);

    * Notifies when the text around the cursor is changed, due to either text
    * editing or cursor movement. If the cursor has been moved, but the text around has not
    * changed, the IME won't get notification.
    * The event handler function is specified as:
    * @param beforeString Text before and including cursor position.
    * @param afterString Text after and excluing cursor position.
    * function(DOMString beforeText, DOMString afterText) {
    * ...
    *  }
    attribute EventHandler onsurroundingtextchange;

      * send a character with its key events.
      * @param modifiers see
      * @return true if succeeds. Otherwise false if the input context becomes void.
      * Alternative: sendKey(KeyboardEvent event), but we will likely
      * waste memory for creating the KeyboardEvent object.
    Promise sendKey(long keyCode, long charCode, long modifiers);

     * Set current composing text. This method will start composition or update
     * composition if it has started. The composition will be started right
     * before the cursor position and any selected text will be replaced by the
     * composing text. When the composition is started, calling this method can
     * update the text and move cursor winthin the range of the composing text.
     * @param text The new composition text to show.
     * @param cursor The new cursor position relative to the start of the
     * composition text. The cursor should be positioned within the composition
     * text. This means the value should be >= 0 and <= the length of
     * composition text. Defaults to the lenght of composition text, i.e., the
     * cursor will be positioned after the composition text.
     * @param clauses The array of composition clause information. If not set,
     * only one clause is supported.
     * The composing text, which is shown with underlined style to distinguish
     * from the existing text, is used to compose non-ASCII characters from
     * keystrokes, e.g. Pinyin or Hiragana. The composing text is the
     * intermediate text to help input complex character and is not committed to
     * current input field. Therefore if any text operation other than
     * composition is performed, the composition will automatically end. Same
     * apply when the inputContext is lost during an unfinished composition
     * session.
     * To finish composition and commit text to current input field, an IME
     * should call |endComposition|.
    Promise setComposition(DOMString text, optional long cursor,
                           optional sequence<CompositionClauseParameters> clauses);

     * End composition, clear the composing text and commit given text to
     * current input field. The text will be committed before the cursor
     * position.
     * @param text The text to commited before cursor position. If empty string
     * is given, no text will be committed.
     * Note that composition always ends automatically with nothing to commit if
     * the composition does not explicitly end by calling |endComposition|, but
     * is interrupted by |sendKey|, |setSelectionRange|,
     * |replaceSurroundingText|, |deleteSurroundingText|, user moving the
     * cursor, changing the focus, etc.
    Promise endComposition(optional DOMString text);

enum CompositionClauseSelectionType {

dictionary CompositionClauseParameters {
  DOMString selectionType = "raw-input";
  long length;