dom/xhr/nsIXMLHttpRequest.idl
author Nicholas Nethercote <nnethercote@mozilla.com>
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 15:32:11 +1100
changeset 374836 4e196d802c7be7f3a3c147cc6c5b6406656584b1
parent 359863 2c914ce263f2e5619e06d66c3254bb0e122ce332
permissions -rw-r--r--
Bug 1344118 - Fix the profiler's sleeping threads optimization. r=jseward. When ProfilerBuffer::reset() is called, DuplicateLastSample() will start failing for all sleeping threads because there will be no prior thread data in the buffer to duplicate. But the sampling loop doesn't detect such failure. This causes two problems: - Missing samples. - CPU usage goes through the roof, because each time around the sampling loop the length of the failing search increases. The fix is simple: detect failure in the sampling loop and do a normal sample in that case. The patch also removes ThreadInfo::DuplicateLastSample(), because it just calls onto ProfileBuffer::DuplicateLastSample().

/* -*- Mode: C++; tab-width: 2; indent-tabs-mode: nil; c-basic-offset: 2 -*- */
/* 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 "nsIDOMEventTarget.idl"

interface nsIChannel;
interface nsIDOMDocument;
interface nsIDOMEventListener;
interface nsILoadGroup;
interface nsIPrincipal;
interface nsIScriptContext;
interface nsIURI;
interface nsIVariant;
interface nsIGlobalObject;
interface nsIInputStream;
interface nsIDOMBlob;

[builtinclass, uuid(88e7d2a0-2e5b-4f65-9624-a61e607a9948)]
interface nsIXMLHttpRequestEventTarget : nsIDOMEventTarget {
  // event handler attributes
};

[builtinclass, uuid(d74c4dc4-bc8c-4f5d-b7f1-121a48750abe)]
interface nsIXMLHttpRequestUpload : nsIXMLHttpRequestEventTarget {
  // for future use
};

/**
 * Mozilla's XMLHttpRequest is modelled after Microsoft's IXMLHttpRequest
 * object. The goal has been to make Mozilla's version match Microsoft's
 * version as closely as possible, but there are bound to be some differences.
 *
 * In general, Microsoft's documentation for IXMLHttpRequest can be used.
 * Mozilla's interface definitions provide some additional documentation. The
 * web page to look at is http://www.mozilla.org/xmlextras/
 *
 * Mozilla's XMLHttpRequest object can be created in JavaScript like this:
 *   new XMLHttpRequest()
 * compare to Internet Explorer:
 *   new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.XMLHTTP")
 *
 * From JavaScript, the methods and properties visible in the XMLHttpRequest
 * object are a combination of nsIXMLHttpRequest and nsIJSXMLHttpRequest;
 * there is no need to differentiate between those interfaces.
 *
 * From native code, the way to set up onload and onerror handlers is a bit
 * different. Here is a comment from Johnny Stenback <jst@netscape.com>:
 *
 *   The mozilla implementation of nsIXMLHttpRequest implements the interface
 *   nsIDOMEventTarget and that's how you're supported to add event listeners.
 *   Try something like this:
 *
 *   nsCOMPtr<nsIDOMEventTarget> target(do_QueryInterface(myxmlhttpreq));
 *
 *   target->AddEventListener(NS_LITERAL_STRING("load"), mylistener,
 *                            PR_FALSE)
 *
 *   where mylistener is your event listener object that implements the
 *   interface nsIDOMEventListener.
 *
 *   The 'onload', 'onerror', and 'onreadystatechange' attributes moved to
 *   nsIJSXMLHttpRequest, but if you're coding in C++ you should avoid using
 *   those.
 *
 * Conclusion: Do not use event listeners on XMLHttpRequest from C++, unless
 * you're aware of all the security implications.  And then think twice about
 * it.
 */
[scriptable, uuid(6f54214c-7175-498d-9d2d-0429e38c2869)]
interface nsIXMLHttpRequest : nsISupports
{
  /**
   * The request uses a channel in order to perform the
   * request.  This attribute represents the channel used
   * for the request.  NULL if the channel has not yet been
   * created.
   *
   * Mozilla only. Requires elevated privileges to access.
   */
  readonly attribute nsIChannel channel;

  /**
   * The response to the request is parsed as if it were a
   * text/xml stream. This attributes represents the response as
   * a DOM Document object. NULL if the request is unsuccessful or
   * has not yet been sent.
   */
  readonly attribute nsIDOMDocument responseXML;

  /**
   * The response to the request as text.
   * NULL if the request is unsuccessful or
   * has not yet been sent.
   */
  readonly attribute AString responseText;

  /**
   * Determine a response format which response attribute returns.
   * empty string (initial value) or "text": as text.
   * "arraybuffer": as a typed array ArrayBuffer.
   * "blob": as a File API Blob.
   * "document": as a DOM Document object.
   */
  attribute AString responseType;

  /**
   * The response to the request as a specified format by responseType.
   * NULL if the request is unsuccessful or
   * has not yet been sent.
   */
  [implicit_jscontext] readonly attribute jsval /* any */ response;

  /**
   * The status of the response to the request for HTTP requests.
   */
  // XXX spec says unsigned short
  readonly attribute unsigned long status;

  /**
   * The string representing the status of the response for
   * HTTP requests.
   */
  readonly attribute ACString statusText;

  /**
   * If the request has been sent already, this method will
   * abort the request.
   */
  [binaryname(SlowAbort)] void abort();

  /**
   * Returns all of the response headers as a string for HTTP
   * requests.
   *
   * @returns A string containing all of the response headers.
   *          The empty string if the response has not yet been received.
   */
  ACString getAllResponseHeaders();

  /**
   * Returns the text of the header with the specified name for
   * HTTP requests.
   *
   * @param header The name of the header to retrieve
   * @returns A string containing the text of the header specified.
   *          NULL if the response has not yet been received or the
   *          header does not exist in the response.
   */
  ACString getResponseHeader(in ACString header);

%{C++
  // note this is NOT virtual so this won't muck with the vtable!
  inline nsresult Open(const nsACString& method, const nsACString& url,
                       bool async, const nsAString& user,
                       const nsAString& password) {
    return Open(method, url, async, user, password, 3);
  }
%}
  /**
   * Meant to be a script-only method for initializing a request.
   *
   * If there is an "active" request (that is, if open() has been called
   * already), this is equivalent to calling abort() and then open().
   *
   * @param method The HTTP method - either "POST" or "GET". Ignored
   *               if the URL is not a HTTP URL.
   * @param url The URL to which to send the request.
   * @param async (optional) Whether the request is synchronous or
   *              asynchronous i.e. whether send returns only after
   *              the response is received or if it returns immediately after
   *              sending the request. In the latter case, notification
   *              of completion is sent through the event listeners.
   *              The default value is true.
   * @param user (optional) A username for authentication if necessary.
   *             The default value is the empty string
   * @param password (optional) A password for authentication if necessary.
   *                 The default value is the empty string
   */
  [optional_argc] void open(in ACString method, in AUTF8String url,
                            [optional] in boolean async,
                            [optional,Undefined(Empty)] in DOMString user,
                            [optional,Undefined(Empty)] in DOMString password);

  /**
   * Sends the request. If the request is asynchronous, returns
   * immediately after sending the request. If it is synchronous
   * returns only after the response has been received.
   *
   * All event listeners must be set before calling send().
   *
   * After the initial response, all event listeners will be cleared.
   * // XXXbz what does that mean, exactly?   
   *
   * @param body Either an instance of nsIDOMDocument, nsIInputStream
   *             or a string (nsISupportsString in the native calling
   *             case). This is used to populate the body of the
   *             HTTP request if the HTTP request method is "POST".
   *             If the parameter is a nsIDOMDocument, it is serialized.
   *             If the parameter is a nsIInputStream, then it must be
   *             compatible with nsIUploadChannel.setUploadStream, and a
   *             Content-Length header will be added to the HTTP request
   *             with a value given by nsIInputStream.available.  Any
   *             headers included at the top of the stream will be
   *             treated as part of the message body.  The MIME type of
   *             the stream should be specified by setting the Content-
   *             Type header via the setRequestHeader method before
   *             calling send.
   */
  void   send([optional] in nsIVariant body);

  /**
   * Sets a HTTP request header for HTTP requests. You must call open
   * before setting the request headers.
   *
   * @param header The name of the header to set in the request.
   * @param value The body of the header.
   */
  void   setRequestHeader(in ACString header, in ACString value);

  /**
   * The amount of milliseconds a request can take before being terminated.
   * Initially zero. Zero means there is no timeout.
   */
  attribute unsigned long timeout;

  /**
   * The state of the request.
   *
   * Possible values:
   *   0 UNSENT   open() has not been called yet.
   *   1 OPENED   send() has not been called yet.
   *   2 HEADERS_RECEIVED
   *              send() has been called, headers and status are available.
   *   3 LOADING  Downloading, responseText holds the partial data.
   *   4 DONE     Finished with all operations.
   */
  const unsigned short UNSENT = 0;
  const unsigned short OPENED = 1;
  const unsigned short HEADERS_RECEIVED = 2;
  const unsigned short LOADING = 3;
  const unsigned short DONE = 4;
  readonly attribute unsigned short readyState;

  /**
   * Override the mime type returned by the server (if any). This may
   * be used, for example, to force a stream to be treated and parsed
   * as text/xml, even if the server does not report it as such. This
   * must be done before the <code>send</code> method is invoked.
   *
   * @param mimetype The type used to override that returned by the server
   *                 (if any).
   */
  [binaryname(SlowOverrideMimeType)] void overrideMimeType(in DOMString mimetype);

  /**
   * Set to true if this is a background service request. This will
   * prevent a load group being associated with the request, and
   * suppress any security dialogs from being shown * to the user.
   * In the cases where one of those dialogs would be shown, the request
   * will simply fail instead.
   */
  attribute boolean mozBackgroundRequest;

  /**
   * When set to true attempts to make cross-site Access-Control requests
   * with credentials such as cookies and authorization headers.
   *
   * Never affects same-site requests.
   *
   * Defaults to false.
   */
  attribute boolean withCredentials;

  /**
   * Initialize the object for use from C++ code with the principal, script
   * context, and owner window that should be used.
   *
   * @param principal The principal to use for the request. This must not be
   *                  null.
   * @param globalObject The associated global for the request. Can be the
   *                     outer window, a sandbox, or a backstage pass.
   *                     May be null, but then the request cannot create a
   *                     document.
   * @param baseURI The base URI to use when resolving relative URIs. May be
   *                null.
   * @param loadGroup An optional load group to use when performing the request.
   *                  This will be used even if the global has a window with a
   *                  load group.
   */
  [noscript] void init(in nsIPrincipal principal,
                       in nsIGlobalObject globalObject,
                       in nsIURI baseURI,
                       [optional] in nsILoadGroup loadGroup);

  /**
   * Upload process can be tracked by adding event listener to |upload|.
   */
  readonly attribute nsIXMLHttpRequestUpload upload;

  /**
   * Meant to be a script-only mechanism for setting a callback function.
   * The attribute is expected to be JavaScript function object. When the
   * readyState changes, the callback function will be called.
   * This attribute should not be used from native code!!
   *
   * After the initial response, all event listeners will be cleared.
   * // XXXbz what does that mean, exactly?   
   *
   * Call open() before setting an onreadystatechange listener.
   */
  [implicit_jscontext] attribute jsval onreadystatechange;

  /**
   * If true, the request will be sent without cookie and authentication
   * headers.
   */
  readonly attribute boolean mozAnon;

  /**
   * If true, the same origin policy will not be enforced on the request.
   */
  readonly attribute boolean mozSystem;
};

[uuid(840d0d00-e83e-4a29-b3c7-67e96e90a499)]
interface nsIXHRSendable : nsISupports {
  // contentTypeWithCharset can be set to the contentType or
  // contentType+charset based on what the spec says.
  // See: https://fetch.spec.whatwg.org/#concept-bodyinit-extract
  void getSendInfo(out nsIInputStream body,
                   out uint64_t contentLength,
                   out ACString contentTypeWithCharset,
                   out ACString charset);
};

/**
 * @deprecated
 */
[scriptable, uuid(8ae70a39-edf1-40b4-a992-472d23421c25)]
interface nsIJSXMLHttpRequest : nsISupports {
};

%{ C++
#define NS_XMLHTTPREQUEST_CID                       \
 { /* d164e770-4157-11d4-9a42-000064657374 */       \
  0xd164e770, 0x4157, 0x11d4,                       \
 {0x9a, 0x42, 0x00, 0x00, 0x64, 0x65, 0x73, 0x74} }
#define NS_XMLHTTPREQUEST_CONTRACTID \
"@mozilla.org/xmlextras/xmlhttprequest;1"
%}