mailnews/mime/public/msgIStructuredHeaders.idl
author Jorg K <jorgk@jorgk.com>
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:52:51 +0200
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/* This Source Code Form is subject to the terms of the Mozilla Public
 * License, v. 2.0. If a copy of the MPL was not distributed with this
 * file, You can obtain one at http://mozilla.org/MPL/2.0/. */

#include "nsISupports.idl"

%{C++
#include "nsCOMArray.h"

#define NS_ISTRUCTUREDHEADERS_CONTRACTID \
  "@mozilla.org/messenger/structuredheaders;1"
%}

interface msgIAddressObject;
interface nsIUTF8StringEnumerator;

/**
 * A collection of MIME headers that are stored in a rich, structured format.
 *
 * The structured forms defined in this method use the structured decoder and
 * encoder functionality found in jsmime to interconvert between the raw string
 * forms found in the actual message text and the structured forms supported by
 * this interface. Extensions can register their own custom structured headers
 * by listing the source URL of their code under the category
 * "custom-mime-encoder".
 *
 * The alternative modes of access for specific headers are expected to only
 * work for the headers for which that mode of access is the correct one. For
 * example, retrieving the "To" header from getUnstructuredHeader would fail,
 * since the To header is not an unstructured header but an addressing header.
 * They are provided mostly as a convenience to C++ which is much less able to
 * utilize a fully generic format.
 *
 * With the exception of mismatched headers, the methods do not throw an
 * exception if the header is missing but rather return an appropriate default
 * value as indicated in their documentation.
 */
[scriptable, uuid(e109bf4f-788f-47ba-bfa8-1236ede05597)]
interface msgIStructuredHeaders : nsISupports {
  /**
   * Retrieve the value of the header stored in this set of headers. If the
   * header is not present, then undefined is returned.
   *
   * @param aHeaderName     The name of the header to retrieve.
   */
  jsval getHeader(in string aHeaderName);

  /**
   * Return true if and only if the given header is already set.
   *
   * @param aHeaderName     The name of the header to retrieve.
   */
  bool hasHeader(in string aHeaderName);

  /**
   * Retrieve the value of the header as if it is an unstructured header. Such
   * headers include most notably the Subject header. If the header is not
   * present, then null is returned. This is reflected in C++ as an empty string
   * with IsVoid() set to true (distinguishing it from a header that is present
   * but contains an empty string).
   *
   * @param aHeaderName     The name of the header to retrieve.
   */
  AString getUnstructuredHeader(in string aHeaderName);

  /**
   * Retrieve the value of the header if it is an addressing header, such as the
   * From or To headers. If the header is not present, then an empty array is
   * returned.
   *
   * @param aHeaderName     The name of the header to retrieve.
   * @param aPreserveGroups If false (the default), then the result is a flat
   *                        list of addresses, with all group annotations
   *                        removed.
   *                        If true, then some address objects may represent
   *                        groups in the header, preserving the original header
   *                        structure.
   */
  void getAddressingHeader(in string aHeaderName,
    [optional] in boolean aPreserveGroups, [optional] out unsigned long count,
    [array, size_is(count), retval] out msgIAddressObject addresses);

  /**
   * Retrieve a raw version of the header value as would be represented in MIME.
   * This form does not include the header name and colon, trailing whitespace,
   * nor embedded CRLF pairs in the case of very long header names.
   *
   * @param aHeaderName     The name of the header to retrieve.
   */
  AUTF8String getRawHeader(in string aHeaderName);

  /**
   * Retrieve an enumerator of the names of all headers in this set of headers.
   * The header names returned may be in different cases depending on the
   * precise implementation of this interface, so implementations should not
   * rely on an exact kind of case being returned.
   */
  readonly attribute nsIUTF8StringEnumerator headerNames;

  /**
   * Retrieve the MIME representation of all of the headers.
   *
   * The header values are emitted in an ASCII form, unless internationalized
   * email addresses are involved. The extra CRLF indicating the end of headers
   * is not included in this representation.
   *
   * This accessor is provided mainly for the benefit of C++ consumers of this
   * interface, since the JSMime headeremitter functionality allows more
   * fine-grained customization of the results.
   */
   AUTF8String buildMimeText();

%{C++
  /**
   * A special variant of getAddressingHeader that is specialized better for C++
   * users of this API.
   */
  nsresult GetAddressingHeader(const char *aPropertyName,
                               nsCOMArray<msgIAddressObject> &addrs,
                               bool aPreserveGroups = false)
  {
    msgIAddressObject **addrPtr;
    uint32_t length;
    nsresult rv = GetAddressingHeader(aPropertyName, aPreserveGroups, &length,
      &addrPtr);
    NS_ENSURE_SUCCESS(rv, rv);
    addrs.Adopt(addrPtr, length);
    return NS_OK;
  }
%}

};

/**
 * An interface that enhances msgIStructuredHeaders by allowing the values of
 * headers to be modified.
 */
[scriptable, uuid(5dcbbef6-2356-45d8-86d7-b3e73f9c9a0c)]
interface msgIWritableStructuredHeaders : msgIStructuredHeaders {
  /**
   * Store the given value for the given header, overwriting any previous value
   * that was stored for said header.
   *
   * @param aHeaderName     The name of the header to store.
   * @param aValue          The rich, structured value of the header to store.
   */
  void setHeader(in string aHeaderName, in jsval aValue);

  /**
   * Forget any previous value that was stored for the given header.
   *
   * @param aHeaderName     The name of the header to delete.
   */
  void deleteHeader(in string aHeaderName);

  /**
   * Copy all of the structured values from another set of structured headers to
   * the current one, overwriting any values that may have been specified
   * locally. Note that the copy is a shallow copy of the value.
   *
   * @param aOtherHeaders   A set of header values to be copied.
   */
  void addAllHeaders(in msgIStructuredHeaders aOtherHeaders);

  /**
   * Set the value of the header as if it were an unstructured header. Such
   * headers include most notably the Subject header.
   *
   * @param aHeaderName     The name of the header to store.
   * @param aValue          The value to store.
   */
  void setUnstructuredHeader(in string aHeaderName, in AString aValue);

  /**
   * Set the value of the header as if it were an addressing header, such as the
   * From or To headers.
   *
   * @param aHeaderName     The name of the header to store.
   */
  void setAddressingHeader(in string aHeaderName,
    [array, size_is(aCount)] in msgIAddressObject aAddresses,
    in unsigned long aCount);

  /**
   * Store the value of the header using a raw version as would be represented
   * in MIME. So as to handle 8-bit headers properly, the charset needs to be
   * specified, although it may be null.
   *
   * @param aHeaderName     The name of the header to store.
   * @param aValue          The raw MIME header value to store.
   * @param aCharset        The expected charset of aValue.
   */
  void setRawHeader(in string aHeaderName, in ACString aValue,
                    in string aCharset);

%{C++
  /**
   * A special variant of setAddressingHeader that is specialized better for C++
   * users of this API.
   */
  nsresult SetAddressingHeader(const char *aPropertyName,
                               const nsCOMArray<msgIAddressObject> &addrs)
  {
    return SetAddressingHeader(aPropertyName,
      const_cast<nsCOMArray<msgIAddressObject>&>(addrs).Elements(),
      addrs.Length());
  }
%}
};