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/* -*- Mode: C++; tab-width: 4; indent-tabs-mode: nil; c-basic-offset: 2 -*- */
/* 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 nsIInputStream;

/**
 * nsIUploadChannel
 *
 * A channel may optionally implement this interface if it supports the
 * notion of uploading a data stream.  The upload stream may only be set
 * prior to the invocation of asyncOpen on the channel.
 */
[scriptable, uuid(5cfe15bd-5adb-4a7f-9e55-4f5a67d15794)]
interface nsIUploadChannel : nsISupports
{
    /**
     * Sets a stream to be uploaded by this channel.
     *
     * Most implementations of this interface require that the stream:
     *   (1) implement threadsafe addRef and release
     *   (2) implement nsIInputStream::readSegments
     *   (3) implement nsISeekableStream::seek
     *
     * History here is that we need to support both streams that already have
     * headers (e.g., Content-Type and Content-Length) information prepended to
     * the stream (by plugins) as well as clients (composer, uploading
     * application) that want to upload data streams without any knowledge of
     * protocol specifications.  For this reason, we have a special meaning
     * for the aContentType parameter (see below).
     * 
     * @param aStream
     *        The stream to be uploaded by this channel.
     * @param aContentType
     *        If aContentType is empty, the protocol will assume that no
     *        content headers are to be added to the uploaded stream and that
     *        any required headers are already encoded in the stream.  In the
     *        case of HTTP, if this parameter is non-empty, then its value will
     *        replace any existing Content-Type header on the HTTP request.
     *        In the case of FTP and FILE, this parameter is ignored.
     * @param aContentLength
     *        A value of -1 indicates that the length of the stream should be
     *        determined by calling the stream's |available| method.
     */
    void setUploadStream(in nsIInputStream aStream,
                         in ACString aContentType,
                         in long long aContentLength);

    /**
     * Get the stream (to be) uploaded by this channel.
     */
    readonly attribute nsIInputStream uploadStream;
};