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/* -*- Mode: IDL; tab-width: 4; indent-tabs-mode: nil; c-basic-offset: 4 -*- */
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#include "nsISupports.idl"
interface nsIFile;
interface nsIMIMEInfo;
interface nsIURI;
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* The MIME service is responsible for mapping file extensions to MIME-types
* (see RFC 2045). It also provides access to nsIMIMEInfo interfaces and
* acts as a general convenience wrapper of nsIMIMEInfo interfaces.
* The MIME service maintains a database with a <b>one</b> MIME type <b>to many</b>
* file extensions rule. Adding the same file extension to multiple MIME types
* is illegal and behavior is undefined.
* @see nsIMIMEInfo
[scriptable, main_process_scriptable_only, uuid(5b3675a1-02db-4f8f-a560-b34736635f47)]
interface nsIMIMEService : nsISupports {
* Retrieves an nsIMIMEInfo using both the extension
* and the type of a file. The type is given preference
* during the lookup. One of aMIMEType and aFileExt
* can be an empty string. At least one of aMIMEType and aFileExt
* must be nonempty.
nsIMIMEInfo getFromTypeAndExtension(in ACString aMIMEType, in AUTF8String aFileExt);
* Retrieves a ACString representation of the MIME type
* associated with this file extension.
* @param A file extension (excluding the dot ('.')).
* @return The MIME type, if any.
ACString getTypeFromExtension(in AUTF8String aFileExt);
* Retrieves a ACString representation of the MIME type
* associated with this URI. The association is purely
* file extension to MIME type based. No attempt to determine
* the type via server headers or byte scanning is made.
* @param The URI the user wants MIME info on.
* @return The MIME type, if any.
ACString getTypeFromURI(in nsIURI aURI);
ACString getTypeFromFile(in nsIFile aFile);
* Given a Type/Extension combination, returns the default extension
* for this type. This may be identical to the passed-in extension.
* @param aMIMEType The Type to get information on. Must not be empty.
* @param aFileExt File Extension. Can be empty.
AUTF8String getPrimaryExtension(in ACString aMIMEType, in AUTF8String aFileExt);
* Returns an nsIMIMEInfo for the provided MIME type and extension
* obtained from an OS lookup. If no handler is found for the type and
* extension, returns a generic nsIMIMEInfo object. The MIME type and
* extension can be the empty string. When the type and extension don't
* map to the same handler, the semantics/resolution are platform
* specific. See the platform implementations for details.
* @param aType The MIME type to get handler information for.
* @param aFileExtension The filename extension to use either alone
* or with the MIME type to get handler information
* for. UTF-8 encoded.
* @param [out] aFound Out param indicating whether a MIMEInfo could
* be found for the provided type and/or extension.
* Set to false when neither extension nor the MIME
* type are mapped to a handler.
* @return A nsIMIMEInfo object. This function must return
* a MIMEInfo object if it can allocate one. The
* only justifiable reason for not returning one is
* an out-of-memory error.
nsIMIMEInfo getMIMEInfoFromOS(in ACString aType,
in ACString aFileExtension,
out boolean aFound);