parser/xml/nsISAXLocator.idl
author Bill McCloskey <billm@mozilla.com>
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 20:14:42 -0700
changeset 346714 cdcde3282769950892c959ed88fe4662596718e4
parent 215998 616c50b78907ab059a930601a3c9a470e0b96fb3
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Revert "Bug 1310547 - Use CancelableRunnable for mOnChannelConnectedTask (r=dvander)" This reverts commit 163bd81e7d043a3156b53fb660d6a41560d7bceb.

/* -*- 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 "nsISupports.idl"

/**
 * Interface for associating a SAX event with a document location.
 *
 * Note that the results returned by the object will be valid only
 * during the scope of each callback method: the application will
 * receive unpredictable results if it attempts to use the locator at
 * any other time, or after parsing completes.
 */
[scriptable, uuid(7a307c6c-6cc9-11da-be43-001422106990)]
interface nsISAXLocator: nsISupports {

  /**
   * Return the column number where the current document event ends.
   *
   * Warning: The return value from the method is intended only as an
   * approximation for the sake of diagnostics; it is not intended to
   * provide sufficient information to edit the character content of
   * the original XML document.  For example, when lines contain
   * combining character sequences, wide characters, surrogate pairs,
   * or bi-directional text, the value may not correspond to the
   * column in a text editor's display.
   *
   * The return value is an approximation of the column number in the
   * document entity or external parsed entity where the markup
   * triggering the event appears.
   *
   * If possible, the SAX driver should provide the line position of
   * the first character after the text associated with the document
   * event.  The first column in each line is column 1.
   *
   * @return The column number, or -1 if none is available.
   */
  readonly attribute long columnNumber;

  /**
   * Return the line number where the current document event ends.
   * Lines are delimited by line ends, which are defined in the XML
   * specification.
   *
   * Warning: The return value from the method is intended only as an
   * approximation for the sake of diagnostics; it is not intended to
   * provide sufficient information to edit the character content of
   * the original XML document.  In some cases, these "line" numbers
   * match what would be displayed as columns, and in others they may
   * not match the source text due to internal entity expansion.
   *
   * The return value is an approximation of the line number in the
   * document entity or external parsed entity where the markup
   * triggering the event appears.
   *
   * If possible, the SAX driver should provide the line position of
   * the first character after the text associated with the document
   * event.  The first line is line 1.
   *
   * @return The line number, or -1 if none is available.
   */
  readonly attribute long lineNumber;

  /**
   * Return the public identifier for the current document event.
   *
   * The return value is the public identifier of the document entity
   * or of the external parsed entity in which the markup triggering
   * the event appears.
   *
   * @return A string containing the public identifier, or
   *         null if none is available.
   */
  readonly attribute AString publicId;

  /**
   * Return the system identifier for the current document event.
   *
   * The return value is the system identifier of the document entity
   * or of the external parsed entity in which the markup triggering
   * the event appears.
   *
   * @return A string containing the system identifier, or null
   *         if none is available.
   */
  readonly attribute AString systemId;
};