extensions/metrics/public/nsIMetricsService.idl
author Justin Lebar <justin.lebar@gmail.com>
Fri, 27 Aug 2010 14:19:45 -0700
changeset 51604 f87dcd8ad8e8b766c589f5a4d3385ae4d3eec388
parent 8451 d5d0e96d0a887fbc196fcc57e17e02ed43dac711
permissions -rw-r--r--
Bug 589306 - mozconfig* files shouldn't be hgignored. r=ted, a=npotb

/* -*- Mode: C++; tab-width: 2; indent-tabs-mode: nil; c-basic-offset: 2 -*- */
/* vim:set ts=2 sw=2 sts=2 et cindent: */
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#include "nsISupports.idl"

interface nsIPropertyBag;
interface nsIDOMWindow;

/**
 * This file defines the interfaces for the Metrics Service.
 *
 * This service allows arbitrary types of events to be logged and uploaded
 * to a server, based on server-configured collection parameters.
 * The nsIMetricsService API provides an abstraction for the underlying XML
 * data format.
 * 
 * For more information about the data format and the built-in
 * event collectors, see http://wiki.mozilla.org/Browser_Metrics.
 */


/**
 * nsIMetricsEventItem represents a particular node of data to record
 * in an event.  Each item has a namespaced item name, a list of properties
 * (key/value pairs), and an ordered list of child items.  The child items
 * need not be unique; an item may be repeated.
 */
[scriptable, uuid(62f4528f-5c59-4e86-a7ee-f34b67d7d65f)]
interface nsIMetricsEventItem : nsISupports
{
  /**
   * The namespace for this item, which must be a valid XML namespace URI.
   */
  readonly attribute DOMString itemNamespace;

  /**
   * The name of this item, which must be a valid XML tag name.
   */
  readonly attribute DOMString itemName;

  /**
   * A PropertyBag containing the key/value pairs to be included in the item.
   * JavaScript callers can simply set this to an object containing the
   * key/value pairs as object properties.
   */
  attribute nsIPropertyBag properties;

  /**
   * Returns the child event item at the given index.
   */
  nsIMetricsEventItem childAt(in long index);

  /**
   * Returns the first occurrence of the given item in the child list,
   * or -1 if the item is not in the child list.
   */
  long indexOf(in nsIMetricsEventItem item);

  /**
   * Appends a child event item to this item.
   */
  void appendChild(in nsIMetricsEventItem item);

  /**
   * Inserts a child event item at a given index, moving later items
   * up by one position.
   *  @param item   The new item to insert 
   *  @param index  The position in the array.  If the index is equal to
   *                childCount, the new item will be appended.
   *                The index may not be greater than childCount.
   */
  void insertChildAt(in nsIMetricsEventItem item, in long index);

  /**
   * Removes a child event item at the given index, moving all items
   * stored at a higher position down one.
   */
  void removeChildAt(in long index);

  /**
   * Replaces a child event item at the given index.
   *  @param newItem  The new item
   *  @param index    The position of the item to be replaced
   */
  void replaceChildAt(in nsIMetricsEventItem newItem, in long index);

  /**
   * Clears all of the child items.
   */
  void clearChildren();

  /**
   * The number of child event items
   */
  readonly attribute long childCount;
};

[scriptable, uuid(0aad28fd-3478-4090-9730-0fff8c7683b5)]
interface nsIMetricsService : nsISupports
{
  /**
   * Creates a new EventItem object to hold event data.
   * The event will not be logged until logEvent() is called.
   *  @param itemNamespace   The new item's namespace
   *  @param itemName        The new item's name
   *
   * @returns a new MetricsEventItem instance
   */
  nsIMetricsEventItem createEventItem(in DOMString itemNamespace,
                                      in DOMString itemName);

  /**
   * Logs an event using the given EventItem.  The event is recorded with a
   * timestamp generated at the time at which this method is called, and a
   * session id for this instance of the application.  The keys "time" and
   * "sessionid" are reserved for this data.
   *
   * @param item
   *        The item to log.  This item and its entire tree of child items
   *        will be logged as part of the event.
   */
  void logEvent(in nsIMetricsEventItem item);

  /**
   * Constructs and logs an EventItem, using the given namespace, event name,
   * and event properties. This is a more convenient version of logEvent() for
   * the case where there are no child EventItems.
   *
   * @see nsIMetricsEventItem
   */
  void logSimpleEvent(in DOMString eventNS, in DOMString event,
                      in nsIPropertyBag eventValues);

  /**
   * Flush data to disk.
   */
  void flush();

  /**
   * Initiate the upload of the current event log.  This causes the current
   * event log to be truncated once the upload completes.
   */
  void upload();

  /**
   * Suspend log collection.  LogEvent calls will be silently ignored while log
   * collection is suspended.  For each call to suspend, resume must be called
   * to re-enable log collection.
   */
  void suspend();

  /**
   * Resume log collection.  Call this method once per call to suspend to
   * re-enable log collection.
   */
  void resume();

  /**
   * Gets a numeric window id corresponding to the given DOMWindow.
   * The id remains constant for as long as the window exists.
   */
  unsigned long getWindowID(in nsIDOMWindow window);
};

%{C++
/**
  * Observer notifications
  */

/**
 * These work like NS[_CHROME]_WEBNAVIGATION_DESTROY, except that the
 * MetricsService is guaranteed to still know about the window which is being
 * destroyed (via getWindowID).  Collectors should use these notifications
 * instead of the docshell-provided ones.
 */
#define NS_METRICS_WEBNAVIGATION_DESTROY "metrics-webnavigation-destroy"
#define NS_METRICS_CHROME_WEBNAVIGATION_DESTROY \
  "metrics-chrome-webnavigation-destroy"
%}