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/* -*- Mode: C++; tab-width: 2; 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 nsISAXAttributes;

/**
 * Receive notification of the logical content of a document.
 *
 * This is the main interface that most SAX applications implement: if
 * the application needs to be informed of basic parsing events, it
 * implements this interface and registers an instance with the SAX
 * parser.  The parser uses the instance to report basic
 * document-related events like the start and end of elements and
 * character data.
 *
 * The order of events in this interface is very important, and
 * mirrors the order of information in the document itself.  For
 * example, all of an element's content (character data, processing
 * instructions, and/or subelements) will appear, in order, between
 * the startElement event and the corresponding endElement event.
 */
[scriptable, uuid(2a99c757-dfee-4806-bff3-f721440412e0)]
interface nsISAXContentHandler : nsISupports
{
  /**
   * Receive notification of the beginning of a document.
   *
   * The SAX parser will invoke this method only once, before any
   * other event callbacks.
   */
  void startDocument();

  /**
   * Receive notification of the end of a document.
   *
   * There is an apparent contradiction between the documentation for
   * this method and the documentation for ErrorHandler.fatalError().
   * Until this ambiguity is resolved in a future major release,
   * clients should make no assumptions about whether endDocument()
   * will or will not be invoked when the parser has reported a
   * fatalError() or thrown an exception.
   *
   * The SAX parser will invoke this method only once, and it will be
   * the last method invoked during the parse.  The parser shall not
   * invoke this method until it has either abandoned parsing (because
   * of an unrecoverable error) or reached the end of input.
   */
  void endDocument();

  /**
   * Receive notification of the beginning of an element.
   *
   * The Parser will invoke this method at the beginning of every
   * element in the XML document; there will be a corresponding
   * endElement event for every startElement event (even when the
   * element is empty). All of the element's content will be reported,
   * in order, before the corresponding endElement event.
   *
   * This event allows up to three name components for each element:
   *
   * 1.) the Namespace URI;
   * 2.) the local name; and
   * 3.) the qualified (prefixed) name.
   *
   * Any or all of these may be provided, depending on the values of
   * the http://xml.org/sax/features/namespaces and the
   * http://xml.org/sax/features/namespace-prefixes properties:
   *
   * The Namespace URI and local name are required when the namespaces
   * property is true (the default), and are optional when the
   * namespaces property is false (if one is specified, both must be);
   *
   * The qualified name is required when the namespace-prefixes
   * property is true, and is optional when the namespace-prefixes
   * property is false (the default).
   *
   * Note that the attribute list provided will contain only
   * attributes with explicit values (specified or defaulted):
   * #IMPLIED attributes will be omitted.  The attribute list will
   * contain attributes used for Namespace declarations (xmlns*
   * attributes) only if the
   * http://xml.org/sax/features/namespace-prefixes property is true
   * (it is false by default, and support for a true value is
   * optional).
   *
   * @param uri the Namespace URI, or the empty string if the
   *        element has no Namespace URI or if Namespace
   *        processing is not being performed
   * @param localName the local name (without prefix), or the
   *        empty string if Namespace processing is not being
   *        performed
   * @param qName the qualified name (with prefix), or the
   *        empty string if qualified names are not available
   * @param atts the attributes attached to the element.  If
   *        there are no attributes, it shall be an empty
   *        SAXAttributes object.  The value of this object after
   *        startElement returns is undefined
   */
  void startElement(in AString uri, in AString localName,
                    in AString qName, in nsISAXAttributes attributes);

  /**
   * Receive notification of the end of an element.
   *
   * The SAX parser will invoke this method at the end of every
   * element in the XML document; there will be a corresponding
   * startElement event for every endElement event (even when the
   * element is empty).
   *
   * For information on the names, see startElement.
   *
   * @param uri the Namespace URI, or the empty string if the
   *        element has no Namespace URI or if Namespace
   *        processing is not being performed
   * @param localName the local name (without prefix), or the
   *        empty string if Namespace processing is not being
   *        performed
   * @param qName the qualified XML name (with prefix), or the
   *        empty string if qualified names are not available
   */
  void endElement(in AString uri, in AString localName, in AString qName);

  /**
   * Receive notification of character data.
   *
   * The Parser will call this method to report each chunk of
   * character data.  SAX parsers may return all contiguous character
   * data in a single chunk, or they may split it into several chunks;
   * however, all of the characters in any single event must come from
   * the same external entity so that the Locator provides useful
   * information.
   *
   * Note that some parsers would report whitespace in element
   * content using the ignorableWhitespace method rather than this one
   * (validating parsers must do so). But this interface no longer has an
   * ignorableWhitespace method, so in that case such whitespace is not
   * reported at all.
   *
   * @param value the characters from the XML document
   */
  void characters(in AString value);

  /**
   * Receive notification of a processing instruction.
   *
   * The Parser will invoke this method once for each processing
   * instruction found: note that processing instructions may occur
   * before or after the main document element.
   *
   * A SAX parser must never report an XML declaration (XML 1.0,
   * section 2.8) or a text declaration (XML 1.0, section 4.3.1) using
   * this method.
   *
   * @param target the processing instruction target
   * @param data the processing instruction data, or null if
   *        none was supplied.  The data does not include any
   *        whitespace separating it from the target
   */
  void processingInstruction(in AString target, in AString data);
};