xpcom/ds/nsIObserverService.idl
author Edwin Flores <eflores@mozilla.com>
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:54:12 +1300
changeset 243625 c76f32421541b5add9393bf335952aa03116bc7e
parent 98529 f4157e8c410708d76703f19e4dfb61859bfe32d8
child 400690 84fda80ad9997f82d4c70052b68220aae3262aea
permissions -rw-r--r--
Bug 1127115 - Make MP4 parser assertion non-fatal. r=ajones, a=sledru

/* -*- Mode: C++; tab-width: 4; indent-tabs-mode: nil; c-basic-offset: 4 -*- */
/* 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 nsIObserver;
interface nsISimpleEnumerator;

/**
 * nsIObserverService
 * 
 * Service allows a client listener (nsIObserver) to register and unregister for 
 * notifications of specific string referenced topic. Service also provides a 
 * way to notify registered listeners and a way to enumerate registered client 
 * listeners.
 */

[scriptable, uuid(D07F5192-E3D1-11d2-8ACD-00105A1B8860)]
interface nsIObserverService : nsISupports 
{

    /**
     * AddObserver
     *
     * Registers a given listener for a notifications regarding the specified
     * topic.
     *
     * @param anObserve : The interface pointer which will receive notifications.
     * @param aTopic    : The notification topic or subject.
     * @param ownsWeak  : If set to false, the nsIObserverService will hold a 
     *                    strong reference to |anObserver|.  If set to true and 
     *                    |anObserver| supports the nsIWeakReference interface,
     *                    a weak reference will be held.  Otherwise an error will be
     *                    returned.
     */
 	void addObserver( in nsIObserver anObserver, in string aTopic, in boolean ownsWeak);

    /**
     * removeObserver
     *
     * Unregisters a given listener from notifications regarding the specified
     * topic.
     *
     * @param anObserver : The interface pointer which will stop recieving
     *                     notifications.
     * @param aTopic     : The notification topic or subject.
     */
    void removeObserver( in nsIObserver anObserver, in string aTopic );

    /**
     * notifyObservers
     *
     * Notifies all registered listeners of the given topic.
     *
     * @param aSubject : Notification specific interface pointer.
     * @param aTopic   : The notification topic or subject.
     * @param someData : Notification specific wide string.
     */
    void notifyObservers( in nsISupports aSubject, 
                          in string aTopic, 
                          in wstring someData );

    /**
     * enumerateObservers
     *
     * Returns an enumeration of all registered listeners.
     *
     * @param aTopic   : The notification topic or subject.
     */
	nsISimpleEnumerator enumerateObservers( in string aTopic );


};