rdf/base/idl/nsIRDFCompositeDataSource.idl
author Marco Bonardo <mbonardo@mozilla.com>
Fri, 01 Jul 2011 23:56:44 +0200
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#include "nsIRDFDataSource.idl"

interface nsISimpleEnumerator;

/**
 * An nsIRDFCompositeDataSource composes individual data sources, providing
 * the illusion of a single, coherent RDF graph.
 */
[scriptable, uuid(96343820-307C-11D2-BC15-00805F912FE7)]
interface nsIRDFCompositeDataSource : nsIRDFDataSource {

    /**
     *
     * Set this value to <code>true</code> if the composite datasource
     * may contains at least one datasource that has <em>negative</em>
     * assertions. (This is the default.)
     *
     * Set this value to <code>false</code> if none of the datasources
     * being composed contains a negative assertion. This allows the
     * composite datasource to perform some query optimizations.
     *
     * By default, this value is <code>true</true>.
     */
    attribute boolean	allowNegativeAssertions;

    /**
     * Set to <code>true</code> if the composite datasource should
     * take care to coalesce duplicate arcs when returning values from
     * queries. (This is the default.)
     *
     * Set to <code>false</code> if the composite datasource shouldn't
     * bother to check for duplicates. This allows the composite
     * datasource to more efficiently answer queries.
     *
     * By default, this value is <code>true</code>.
     */
    attribute boolean	coalesceDuplicateArcs;

    /**
     * Add a datasource the the composite data source.
     * @param aDataSource the datasource to add to composite
     */
    void AddDataSource(in nsIRDFDataSource aDataSource);

    /**
     * Remove a datasource from the composite data source.
     * @param aDataSource the datasource to remove from the composite
     */
    void RemoveDataSource(in nsIRDFDataSource aDataSource);

    /**
     * Retrieve the datasources in the composite data source.
     * @return an nsISimpleEnumerator that will enumerate each
     * of the datasources in the composite
     */
    nsISimpleEnumerator GetDataSources();
};

%{C++
extern nsresult
NS_NewRDFCompositeDataSource(nsIRDFCompositeDataSource** result);
%}