docshell/shistory/public/nsISHistory.idl
author Ehsan Akhgari <ehsan.akhgari@gmail.com>
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 13:28:14 -0500
changeset 172757 20a329b254aed056453d859c65a13639c293d433
parent 146341 7fbbfe346cadeef2a6696b86d8ec9e6b740256b6
child 172848 a67d0af3e92e5842496aeaa10ce19eef8fb59f00
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/* -*- Mode: C++; tab-width: 2; 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 nsISHEntry;
interface nsISHistoryListener;
interface nsISimpleEnumerator;
/**
 * An interface to the primary properties of the Session History
 * component. In an embedded browser environment, the nsIWebBrowser
 * object creates an instance of session history for each open window.
 * A handle to the session history object can be obtained from
 * nsIWebNavigation. In a non-embedded situation, the  owner of the
 * session history component must create a instance of it and set
 * it in the nsIWebNavigation object.
 * This interface is accessible from javascript.
 */
 

%{C++
#define NS_SHISTORY_CID \
{0x7294fe9c, 0x14d8, 0x11d5, {0x98, 0x82, 0x00, 0xC0, 0x4f, 0xa0, 0x2f, 0x40}}

#define NS_SHISTORY_CONTRACTID "@mozilla.org/browser/shistory;1"
%}

[scriptable, uuid(b4440e2e-0fc2-11e3-971f-59e799890b3c)]
interface nsISHistory: nsISupports
{
  /**
   * A readonly property of the interface that returns 
   * the number of toplevel documents currently available
   * in session history.
   */
   readonly attribute long count;

  /**
   * A readonly property of the interface that returns 
   * the index of the current document in session history.
   */
   readonly attribute long index;

  /**
   * A readonly property of the interface that returns 
   * the index of the last document that started to load and
   * didn't finished yet. When document finishes the loading
   * value -1 is returned.
   */
   readonly attribute long requestedIndex;

  /**
   * A read/write property of the interface, used to Get/Set
   * the maximum number of toplevel documents, session history 
   * can hold for each instance. 
   */
   attribute long maxLength;

  /**
   * Called to obtain handle to the history entry at a
   * given index.
   *
   * @param index             The index value whose entry is requested.
   * @param modifyIndex       A boolean flag that indicates if the current
   *                          index of session history should be modified 
   *                          to the parameter index.
   *
   * @return                  <code>NS_OK</code> history entry for 
   *                          the index is obtained successfully.
   *                          <code>NS_ERROR_FAILURE</code> Error in obtaining
   *                          history entry for the given index.
   */
   nsISHEntry getEntryAtIndex(in long index, in boolean modifyIndex);


  /**
   * Called to purge older documents from history.
   * Documents can be removed from session history for various 
   * reasons. For example to  control memory usage of the browser, to 
   * prevent users from loading documents from history, to erase evidence of
   * prior page loads etc...
   *
   * @param numEntries        The number of toplevel documents to be
   *                          purged from history. During purge operation,
   *                          the latest documents are maintained and older 
   *                          'numEntries' documents are removed from history.
   * @throws                  <code>NS_SUCCESS_LOSS_OF_INSIGNIFICANT_DATA</code> Purge was vetod.
   * @throws                  <code>NS_ERROR_FAILURE</code> numEntries is
   *                          invalid or out of bounds with the size of history.
   *                          
   */
   void PurgeHistory(in long numEntries);

  /**
   * Called to register a listener for the session history component.
   * Listeners are notified when pages are loaded or purged from history.
   * 
   * @param aListener         Listener object to be notified for all
   *                          page loads that initiate in session history.
   *
   * @note                    A listener object must implement 
   *                          nsISHistoryListener and nsSupportsWeakReference
   *
   * @see nsISHistoryListener
   * @see nsSupportsWeakReference
   */
   void addSHistoryListener(in nsISHistoryListener aListener);

  /**
   * Called to remove a listener for the session history component.
   * Listeners are notified when pages are loaded from history.
   * 
   * @param aListener         Listener object to be removed from 
   *                          session history.
   *
   * @note                    A listener object must implement 
   *                          nsISHistoryListener and nsSupportsWeakReference
   * @see nsISHistoryListener
   * @see nsSupportsWeakReference
   */ 
   void removeSHistoryListener(in nsISHistoryListener aListener);

  /**
   * Called to obtain a enumerator for all the  documents stored in 
   * session history. The enumerator object thus returned by this method
   * can be traversed using nsISimpleEnumerator. 
   *
   * @note  To access individual history entries of the enumerator, perform the
   *        following steps:
   *        1) Call nsISHistory->GetSHistoryEnumerator() to obtain handle 
   *           the nsISimpleEnumerator object.
   *        2) Use nsISimpleEnumerator->GetNext() on the object returned
   *           by step #1 to obtain handle to the next object in the list. 
   *           The object returned by this step is of type nsISupports.
   *        3) Perform a QueryInterface on the object returned by step #2 
   *           to nsISHEntry.
   *        4) Use nsISHEntry to access properties of each history entry. 
   *
   * @see nsISimpleEnumerator
   * @see nsISHEntry
   * @see QueryInterface()
   * @see do_QueryInterface()
   */
   readonly attribute nsISimpleEnumerator SHistoryEnumerator;

   void reloadCurrentEntry();
};