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* The uri dispatcher is responsible for taking uri's, determining
* the content and routing the opened url to the correct content
* When you encounter a url you want to open, you typically call
* openURI, passing it the content listener for the window the uri is
* originating from. The uri dispatcher opens the url to discover the
* content type. It then gives the content listener first crack at
* handling the content. If it doesn't want it, the dispatcher tries
* to hand it off one of the registered content listeners. This allows
* running applications the chance to jump in and handle the content.
* If that also fails, then the uri dispatcher goes to the registry
* looking for the preferred content handler for the content type
* of the uri. The content handler may create an app instance
* or it may hand the contents off to a platform specific plugin
* or helper app. Or it may hand the url off to an OS registered
interface nsIURILoader : nsISupports
* As applications such as messenger and the browser are instantiated,
* they register content listener's with the uri dispatcher corresponding
* to content windows within that application.
* Note to self: we may want to optimize things a bit more by requiring
* the content types the registered content listener cares about.
* @param aContentListener
* The listener to register. This listener must implement
* @see the nsIURILoader class description
void registerContentListener (in nsIURIContentListener aContentListener);
void unRegisterContentListener (in nsIURIContentListener aContentListener);
* OpenURI requires the following parameters.....
* @param aChannel
* The channel that should be opened. This must not be asyncOpen'd yet!
* If a loadgroup is set on the channel, it will get replaced with a
* different one.
* @param aIsContentPreferred
* Should the content be displayed in a container that prefers the
* content-type, or will any container do.
* @param aWindowContext
* If you are running the url from a doc shell or a web shell, this is
* your window context. If you have a content listener you want to
* give first crack to, the uri loader needs to be able to get it
* from the window context. We will also be using the window context
* to get at the progress event sink interface.
* <b>Must not be null!</b>
void openURI(in nsIChannel aChannel,
in boolean aIsContentPreferred,
in nsIInterfaceRequestor aWindowContext);
* Stops an in progress load
void stop(in nsISupports aLoadCookie);