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// from tmTransactionManager.h
//
// XXX documentation needs work
//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
//  Overview of TransactionManager IPC Module
//
// Classes:
//    tmIPCModule - From the tmTransactionManager's point of view, this
//        is a proxy for the IPC daemon itself. The reverse is true
//        from the daemon's point of view. This is an interface for the
//        Transaction system to work with the IPC daemon as its transport
//        layer.
//    tmTransactionManager (TM) - Manages the different queues. Maintains
//        the queues neccessary for different clients. Receives messages
//        from the tmIPCModule and passes message to the IPC daemon through
//        the tmIPCModule.
//    tmQueue - this class manages the transactions for the different areas
//        of the profiles being shared. Broken down by functional area there
//        will be  a queue for prefs, cookies etc, but not for profileA and 
//        profileB, and not for pref_delete, pref_create, pref_change etc...
//    tmTransaction - the actual transaction being shared with the different
//        tmClients. It contains the type of transaction, which will equate with
//        a type of queue in existance, the owner of the transaction (an IPC daemon ID)
//        and the actual text message to be shared. 
//
//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

/// XXX some docs that need to be put somewhere:
//
// from tmqueue.cpp
// Docs - note that the status of the TM_ATTACH_REPLY is only for checking
//            for TM_ERROR_FAILURE. Other numbers have no importance
// success of the status means the NS_ERROR_GET_CODE(status) will 
//     yield the index of the listener.
//
// move to documentation page - from tmqueue.h
//
// a queue is specific to profile
//
// UUID going out from the module is a handler in the client 
//          (will go to the XPCOM service impling that UUID)
//   -- does it make sense to have different UUIDs for cookies/prefs/etc
//

#include "nsISupports.idl"

interface ipcITransactionObserver;

[scriptable, uuid(15561efb-8c58-4a47-813a-fa91cf730895)]
interface ipcITransactionService : nsISupports
{
  /** 
    * Connects the application to the transaction manager, defines the
    *   namespace and initializes internal storage
    *
    * @param aNamespace
    *        A string defining the scope of the transaction domains. It is
    *        used internally to seperate process listening to the same domain
    *        (ie. preferences) but for two different namespaces (ie. profile1 vs
    *        profile2).
    *
    * @returns NS_OK if all memory allocated properly and the IPC service was
    *          reached and attached to successfully.
    *
    * @returns an NS_ERROR_<foo> code specific to the failure otherwise
    */
  void init(in ACString aNamespace);

  /** 
    * Links the observer passed in with the domain specified. This will allow
    *   the observer to post transactions dealing with this domain as well as
    *   receive transactions posted by other applications observing this
    *   domain.
    *
    * Return codes for this method confer information about the success of
    *   this call, not of the actual attaching of the observer to the domain.
    *   (except the TM_ERROR code - which means the observer can not attach)
    *   If the attach is successful the observer will have its OnAttachReply
    *   method called before this method returns.
    *
    * Note: This call is synchronous and will not return until the call to
    *       OnAttachReply is made.
    * 
    * @param aDomainName
    *        the name of the domain, in the current namespace, to listen for
    *        transactions from. i.e. cookies
    *
    * @param aObserver
    *        this will be used to notify the application when transactions
    *        and messages come in.
    *
    * @param aLockingCall
    *        Have the Transaction Sevice acquire a lock based on the domain
    *        before attaching. This should be used when persistant storage
    *        is being used to prevent data corruption.
    *
    * @returns NS_OK if the attach message was sent to the Transaction Manager.
    *
    * @returns an NS_ERROR_<foo> code specific to the failure otherwise
    *
    * @returns TM_ERROR_QUEUE_EXISTS if the queue already exists which means
    *          someone has already attached to it.
    */
  void attach(in ACString aDomainName, 
              in ipcITransactionObserver aObserver, 
              in PRBool aLockingCall);

  /**
    * Sends a detach message to the Transaction Manager to unlink the observer
    *   associated with the domain passed in. 
    *
    * As in attach, return codes do not indicate success of detachment. The
    *   observer will have it's OnDetach method called if it is successfully
    *   detached.
    *
    * Note: This call is an asynchronous call.
    *
    * @param aDomainName
    *        the domain, in the current namespace, from which the client
    *        should be removed.
    *
    * @returns NS_OK if the detach message is sent to the Transaction Manager
    *
    * @returns NS_ERROR_FAILURE is something goes wrong
    *
    * @returns NS_ERRROR_UNEXPECTD if the domain does not have an observer 
    *          attached
    */
  void detach(in ACString aDomainName);

  /**
    * Sends a flush message to the Transaction Manager to remove all
    *   transactions for the domain. After this call there will be no
    *   transactions in the Transaction Manager for the namespace/domain
    *   pairing. It is up to the application to coordinate the flushing
    *   of the Transaction Manager with the writing of data to files,
    *   if needed.
    *
    * Note: This call is synchronous and will not return until the call to
    *       OnFlushReply is made.
    *
    * @param aDomainName
    *        The domain, in the current namespace, to flush.
    *
    * @param aLockingCall
    *        Have the Transaction Sevice acquire a lock based on the domain
    *        before flushing. This should be used when persistant storage
    *        is being used to prevent data corruption.
    *
    * @returns NS_OK if the flush message is sent to the Transaction Manager
    *
    * @returns NS_ERROR_FAILURE is something goes wrong
    *
    * @returns NS_ERRROR_UNEXPECTD if the domain does not have an observer 
    *          attached
    */
  void flush(in ACString aDomainName, in PRBool aLockingCall);

  /**
    * Send the data to the Transaction Manager to be broadcast to any
    *   applications that have registered as observers of this particular
    *   namespace/domain pairing.
    *
    * If this domain is not being observed (attach has not been called for
    *   this domain) the message is queued until the attach is made and then
    *   the message is sent to the Transaction Manager with the proper domain
    *   information. 
    *
    *   XXXjg - this may not be neccessary with the synch attach call.
    *
    * Note: This call is an asynchronous call.
    *
    * @param aDomainName
    *        the domain, in the current namespace, to which the data will be
    *        sent.
    *
    * @param aData
    *        The actual data to be sent.
    *
    * @param aDataLen
    *        The length of the data argument
    */
  void postTransaction(in ACString aDomainName, 
                       [array, const, size_is(aDataLen)]
                       in octet aData,
                       in unsigned long aDataLen);
};

%{C++
// singleton implementing ipcITransactionService
#define IPC_TRANSACTIONSERVICE_CLASSNAME \
    "tmTransactionService"
#define IPC_TRANSACTIONSERVICE_CONTRACTID \
    "@mozilla.org/ipc/transaction-service;1"
#define IPC_TRANSACTIONSERVICE_CID \
{ /* 1403adf4-94d1-4c67-a8ae-d9f86972d378 */         \
  0x1403adf4,                                        \
  0x94d1,                                            \
  0x4c67,                                            \
  {0xa8, 0xae, 0xd9, 0xf8, 0x69, 0x72, 0xd3, 0x78}   \
}
%}

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