author Stuart Parmenter <>
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/* -*- Mode: IDL; tab-width: 4; indent-tabs-mode: nil; c-basic-offset: 4 -*-
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#include "nsISupports.idl"
#include "nsICache.idl"

interface nsISimpleEnumerator;
interface nsICacheListener;
interface nsICacheSession;
interface nsICacheVisitor;

[scriptable, uuid(98dd0187-aad4-4cab-82c5-1adddef3629d)]
interface nsICacheService : nsISupports
     * Create a cache session
     * A cache session represents a client's access into the cache.  The cache
     * session is not "owned" by the cache service.  Hence, it is possible to
     * create duplicate cache sessions.  Entries created by a cache session
     * are invisible to other cache sessions, unless the cache sessions are
     * equivalent.
     * @param clientID - Specifies the name of the client using the cache.
     * @param storagePolicy - Limits the storage policy for all entries
     *   accessed via the returned session.  As a result, devices excluded
     *   by the storage policy will not be searched when opening entries
     *   from the returned session.
     * @param streamBased - Indicates whether or not the data being cached
     *   can be represented as a stream.  The storagePolicy must be 
     *   consistent with the value of this field.  For example, a non-stream-
     *   based cache entry can only have a storage policy of STORE_IN_MEMORY.
     * @return new cache session.
    nsICacheSession createSession(in string                 clientID,
                                  in nsCacheStoragePolicy   storagePolicy,
                                  in boolean                streamBased);

     * Visit entries stored in the cache.  Used to implement about:cache.
    void visitEntries(in nsICacheVisitor visitor);

     * Evicts all entries in all devices implied by the storage policy.
    void evictEntries(in nsCacheStoragePolicy  storagePolicy);

     * Return a unique, temporary cache client ID.
     * This is used by the offline cache.  The offline cache lets clients
     * accumulate entries in a temporary client and merge them in as a group
     * using nsIOfflineCacheSession.mergeTemporaryClient().
    ACString createTemporaryClientID(in nsCacheStoragePolicy storagePolicy);

 * Observer service notification that is sent when
 * nsICacheService::evictEntries() or nsICacheSession::evictEntries()
 * is called.
#define NS_CACHESERVICE_EMPTYCACHE_TOPIC_ID "cacheservice:empty-cache"