parser/xml/public/nsISAXXMLReader.idl
author kairo@kairo.at
Wed, 29 Aug 2007 07:19:31 -0700
changeset 5428 8a50b75d0ae12d0878c28081508f621aa45c543c
parent 1 9b2a99adc05e53cd4010de512f50118594756650
permissions -rw-r--r--
bug 386908 - remove xpfe/communicator from Thunderbird build, r=philringnalda, NPOTFFB

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#include "nsIStreamListener.idl"

interface nsIInputStream;
interface nsIRequestObserver;
interface nsIURI;

interface nsISAXContentHandler;
interface nsISAXDTDHandler;
interface nsISAXEntityResolver;
interface nsISAXErrorHandler;
interface nsISAXLexicalHandler;

/**
 * Interface for reading an XML document using callbacks.
 *
 * nsISAXXMLReader is the interface that an XML parser's SAX2
 * driver must implement.  This interface allows an application to set
 * and query features and properties in the parser, to register event
 * handlers for document processing, and to initiate a document
 * parse.
 */
[scriptable, uuid(5556997e-d816-4218-8b54-803d4261206e)]
interface nsISAXXMLReader : nsIStreamListener {

  /**
   * The base URI.
   */
  attribute nsIURI baseURI;

  /**
   * If the application does not register a content handler, all
   * content events reported by the SAX parser will be silently
   * ignored.
   *
   * Applications may register a new or different handler in the
   * middle of a parse, and the SAX parser must begin using the new
   * handler immediately.
   */
  attribute nsISAXContentHandler contentHandler;

  /**
   * If the application does not register a DTD handler, all DTD
   * events reported by the SAX parser will be silently ignored.
   *
   * Applications may register a new or different handler in the
   * middle of a parse, and the SAX parser must begin using the new
   * handler immediately.
   */
  attribute nsISAXDTDHandler dtdHandler;


  /**
   * If the application does not register an error handler, all
   * error events reported by the SAX parser will be silently ignored;
   * however, normal processing may not continue.  It is highly
   * recommended that all SAX applications implement an error handler
   * to avoid unexpected bugs.
   *
   * Applications may register a new or different handler in the
   * middle of a parse, and the SAX parser must begin using the new
   * handler immediately.
   */
  attribute nsISAXErrorHandler errorHandler;

  /**
   * If the application does not register a lexical handler, all
   * lexical events (e.g. startDTD) reported by the SAX parser will be
   * silently ignored.
   *
   * Applications may register a new or different handler in the
   * middle of a parse, and the SAX parser must begin using the new
   * handler immediately.
   */
  attribute nsISAXLexicalHandler lexicalHandler;

  /**
   * Set the value of a feature flag. NOT CURRENTLY IMPLEMENTED.
   *
   * The feature name is any fully-qualified URI.  It is possible
   * for an XMLReader to expose a feature value but to be unable to
   * change the current value.  Some feature values may be immutable
   * or mutable only in specific contexts, such as before, during, or
   * after a parse.
   *
   * All XMLReaders are required to support setting
   * http://xml.org/sax/features/namespaces to true and
   * http://xml.org/sax/features/namespace-prefixes to false.
   *
   * @param name String flag for a parser feature.
   * @param value Turn the feature on/off.
   */
  void setFeature(in AString name, in boolean value);

  /**
   * Look up the value of a feature flag. NOT CURRENTLY IMPLEMENTED.
   *
   * The feature name is any fully-qualified URI.  It is
   * possible for an XMLReader to recognize a feature name but
   * temporarily be unable to return its value.
   * Some feature values may be available only in specific
   * contexts, such as before, during, or after a parse.
   *
   * All XMLReaders are required to recognize the
   * http://xml.org/sax/features/namespaces and the
   * http://xml.org/sax/features/namespace-prefixes feature names.
   *
   * @param name String flag for a parser feature.
   */
  boolean getFeature(in AString name);

  /**
   * Set the value of a property. NOT CURRENTLY IMPLEMENTED.
   *
   * The property name is any fully-qualified URI.  It is possible
   * for an XMLReader to recognize a property name but to be unable to
   * change the current value.  Some property values may be immutable
   * or mutable only in specific contexts, such as before, during, or
   * after a parse.
   *
   * XMLReaders are not required to recognize setting any specific
   * property names, though a core set is defined by SAX2.
   *
   * This method is also the standard mechanism for setting
   * extended handlers.
   *
   * @param name String flag for a parser feature
   * @param value Turn the feature on/off.
   */
  void setProperty(in AString name, in nsISupports value);

  /**
   * Look up the value of a property. NOT CURRENTLY IMPLEMENTED.
   *
   * The property name is any fully-qualified URI.  It is
   * possible for an XMLReader to recognize a property name but
   * temporarily be unable to return its value.
   * Some property values may be available only in specific
   * contexts, such as before, during, or after a parse.
   *
   * XMLReaders are not required to recognize any specific
   * property names, though an initial core set is documented for
   * SAX2.
   *
   * Implementors are free (and encouraged) to invent their own properties,
   * using names built on their own URIs.
   *
   * @param name The property name, which is a fully-qualified URI.
   * @return The current value of the property.
   */
  boolean getProperty(in AString name);

  /**
   *
   * @param str The UTF16 string to be parsed
   * @param contentType The content type of the string (see parseFromStream)
   *
   */
  void parseFromString(in AString str, in string contentType);

  /**
   *
   * @param stream The byte stream whose contents are parsed
   * @param charset The character set that was used to encode the byte
   *                stream. NULL if not specified.
   * @param contentType The content type of the string - either text/xml,
   *                    application/xml, or application/xhtml+xml.
   *                    Must not be NULL.
   *
   */
  void parseFromStream(in nsIInputStream stream,
                       in string charset,
                       in string contentType);
  
  /**
   * Begin an asynchronous parse. This method initializes the parser,
   * and must be called before any nsIStreamListener methods. It is
   * then the caller's duty to call nsIStreamListener methods to drive
   * the parser. Once this method is called, the caller must not call
   * one of the other parse methods.
   *
   * @param observer The nsIRequestObserver to notify upon start or stop.
   *                 Can be NULL.
   */
  void parseAsync(in nsIRequestObserver observer);
};