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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 nsIOutputStream;

[scriptable, uuid(72c34415-c6eb-48af-851f-772fa9ee5972)]
interface nsICacheInfoChannel : nsISupports
{
  /**
   * Get expiration time from cache token. This attribute is equivalent to
   * nsICachingChannel.cacheToken.expirationTime.
   */
  readonly attribute uint32_t cacheTokenExpirationTime;

  /**
   * Set/get charset of cache entry. Accessing this attribute is equivalent to
   * calling nsICachingChannel.cacheToken.getMetaDataElement("charset") and
   * nsICachingChannel.cacheToken.setMetaDataElement("charset").
   */
  attribute ACString cacheTokenCachedCharset;

  /**
   * TRUE if this channel's data is being loaded from the cache.  This value
   * is undefined before the channel fires its OnStartRequest notification
   * and after the channel fires its OnStopRequest notification.
   */
  boolean isFromCache();

  /**
   * Set/get the cache key... uniquely identifies the data in the cache
   * for this channel.  Holding a reference to this key does NOT prevent
   * the cached data from being removed.
   *
   * A cache key retrieved from a particular instance of nsICacheInfoChannel
   * could be set on another instance of nsICacheInfoChannel provided the
   * underlying implementations are compatible and provided the new 
   * channel instance was created with the same URI.  The implementation of
   * nsICacheInfoChannel would be expected to use the cache entry identified
   * by the cache token.  Depending on the value of nsIRequest::loadFlags,
   * the cache entry may be validated, overwritten, or simply read.
   *
   * The cache key may be NULL indicating that the URI of the channel is
   * sufficient to locate the same cache entry.  Setting a NULL cache key
   * is likewise valid.
   */
  attribute nsISupports cacheKey;

  /**
   * Tells the channel to behave as if the LOAD_FROM_CACHE flag has been set,
   * but without affecting the loads for the entire loadGroup in case of this
   * channel being the default load group's channel.
   */
  attribute boolean allowStaleCacheContent;

  /**
   * Calling this method instructs the channel to serve the alternative data
   * if that was previously saved in the cache, otherwise it will serve the
   * real data.
   * Must be called before AsyncOpen.
   */
  void preferAlternativeDataType(in ACString type);

  /**
   * Holds the type of the alternative data representation that the channel
   * is returning.
   * Is empty string if no alternative data representation was requested, or
   * if the requested representation wasn't found in the cache.
   * Can only be called during or after OnStartRequest.
   */
  readonly attribute ACString alternativeDataType;

  /**
   * Opens and returns an output stream that a consumer may use to save an
   * alternate representation of the data.
   * Must be called after the OnStopRequest that delivered the real data.
   * The consumer may choose to replace the saved alt representation.
   * Opening the output stream will fail if there are any open input streams
   * reading the already saved alt representation.
   */
  nsIOutputStream openAlternativeOutputStream(in ACString type);
};