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/* 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 nsIEventTarget;
interface nsIInputStreamLengthCallback;
/**
* Note: Instead of using these interfaces directly, consider to use
* InputStreamLengthHelper class.
*/
[uuid(452d059f-9a9c-4434-8839-e10d1405647c)]
interface nsIInputStreamLength : nsISupports
{
/**
* Returns the total length of the stream if known. Otherwise it returns -1.
* This is different than calling available() which returns the number of
* bytes ready to be read from the stream.
* -1 is a valid value for a stream that doesn't know its length. For
* instance, a pipe stream could return such value.
*
* It could throw NS_BASE_STREAM_WOULD_BLOCK if the inputStream is
* non-blocking. If this happens, you should use
* nsIAsyncInputStreamLength::asyncLengthWait().
*
* If the stream has already been read (read()/readSegments()/close()/seek()
* methods has been called), length() returns NS_ERROR_NOT_AVAILABLE.
*
* This is not an attribute because a stream can change its length. For
* instance, if the stream is a file inputStream and the underlying OS file
* changes, its length will change as well.
*/
long long length();
};
[uuid(b63f9ecf-4668-44a3-93bd-72dbc65a6125)]
interface nsIAsyncInputStreamLength : nsISupports
{
/**
* If the stream is non-blocking, nsIInputStreamLength::length() can return
* NS_BASE_STREAM_WOULD_BLOCK. The caller must then wait for the stream to
* know its length.
*
* If the stream implements nsIAsyncInputStreamLength, then the caller can
* use this interface to request an asynchronous notification when the
* stream's length becomes known (via the AsyncLengthWait method).
* If the length is already known, the aCallback will be still called
* asynchronously.
*
* If the stream has already been read (read()/readSegments()/close()/seek()
* methods has been called), length() returns NS_ERROR_NOT_AVAILABLE.
*
* @param aCallback
* This object is notified when the length becomes known. This
* parameter may be null to clear an existing callback.
* @param aEventTarget
* Specify that the notification must be delivered to a specific event
* target.
*/
void asyncLengthWait(in nsIInputStreamLengthCallback aCallback,
in nsIEventTarget aEventTarget);
};
/**
* This is a companion interface for
* nsIAsyncInputStreamLength::asyncLengthWait.
*/
[function, uuid(9c0c13b9-1b33-445d-8adb-a8a7866a6c06)]
interface nsIInputStreamLengthCallback : nsISupports
{
/**
* Called to inform what the total length of the stream is.
*
* @param aStream
* The stream whose asyncLengthWait method was called.
* @param aLength
* The stream's length. It can be -1 if the stream doesn't know its
* length. For instance, this can happen for a pipe inputStream.
*/
void onInputStreamLengthReady(in nsIAsyncInputStreamLength aStream,
in long long aLength);
};