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#include "nsISupports.idl"

interface nsIDOMNode;
interface nsIAccessible;
interface nsIWeakReference;
interface nsIPresShell;
interface nsIDOMWindow;
interface nsIAccessNode;
interface nsIDOMDOMStringList;


/**
 * An interface for in-process accessibility clients
 * wishing to get an nsIAccessible or nsIAccessNode for
 * a given DOM node.
 * More documentation at:
 *   http://www.mozilla.org/projects/ui/accessibility
 *
 * @status UNDER_REVIEW
 */
[scriptable, uuid(244e4c67-a1d3-44f2-9cab-cdaa31b68046)]
00060 interface nsIAccessibleRetrieval : nsISupports
{
  /**
   * Return an nsIAccessible for a DOM node in pres shell 0.
   * Create a new accessible of the appropriate type if necessary,
   * or use one from the accessibility cache if it already exists.
   * @param aNode The DOM node to get an accessible for.
   * @return The nsIAccessible for the given DOM node.
   */
  nsIAccessible getAccessibleFor(in nsIDOMNode aNode);

  /**
   * The same like getAccessibleFor method except it returns accessible only if
   * it is attached, i.e. accessible is certified to be a descendent of the root
   * accessible.
   *
   * @param aNode - the DOM node to get an accessible for.
   *
   * @return - the accessible for the given DOM node.
   */
  nsIAccessible getAttachedAccessibleFor(in nsIDOMNode aNode);

  /**
   * Return an DOM node that is relevant to attached accesible check. This
   * node is either from bindings chain if given node is anonymous and owner
   * binding denies accessible in anonymous content or given node (it's not
   * important whether it is accessible or not). This method doesn't create
   * accessible object for returned node.
   *
   * @param aNode - the DOM node to get relevant content node.
   *
   * @return - the DOM node for parent attached accessible
   */
  nsIDOMNode getRelevantContentNodeFor(in nsIDOMNode aNode);

  /**
   * Return an nsIAccessible for a DOM node in pres shell for this DOM window.
   * Create a new accessible of the appropriate type if necessary,
   * or use one from the accessibility cache if it already exists.
   * @param aNode   The DOM node to get an accessible for.
   * @param aDOMWin The DOM window containing the node.
   * @return The nsIAccessible for the given DOM node.
   */
  nsIAccessible getAccessibleInWindow(in nsIDOMNode aNode, in nsIDOMWindow aDOMWin);

  /**
   * Return an nsIAccessible for a DOM node in the given weak shell.
   * Create a new accessible of the appropriate type if necessary,
   * or use one from the accessibility cache if it already exists.
   * @param aNode      The DOM node to get an accessible for.
   * @param aPresShell The presentation shell which contains layout info for the DOM node.
   * @return The nsIAccessible for the given DOM node.
   */
  nsIAccessible getAccessibleInWeakShell(in nsIDOMNode aNode, in nsIWeakReference aPresShell);

  /**
   * Return an nsIAccessible for a DOM node in the given pres shell.
   * Create a new accessible of the appropriate type if necessary,
   * or use one from the accessibility cache if it already exists.
   * @param aNode      The DOM node to get an accessible for.
   * @param aPresShell The presentation shell which contains layout info for the DOM node.
   * @return The nsIAccessible for the given DOM node.
   */
  nsIAccessible getAccessibleInShell(in nsIDOMNode aNode, in nsIPresShell aPresShell);
  
   /**
    * Return an nsIAccessNode for an already created DOM node in the given weak shell.
    * Does not create a new one -- only returns cached access nodes.
    * @param aNode      The DOM node to get an access node for.
    * @param aPresShell The presentation shell which contains layout info for the DOM node.
    * @return The nsIAccessNode for the given DOM node or null if
    *         an access node does not already exist for this DOM node.
    */
  nsIAccessNode getCachedAccessNode(in nsIDOMNode aNode, in nsIWeakReference aShell);

   /**
    * Return an nsIAccessible for an already created DOM node in the given weak shell.
    * Does not create a new one -- only returns cached accessibles.
    * @param aNode      The DOM node to get an accessible for.
    * @param aPresShell The presentation shell which contains layout info for the DOM node.
    * @return The nsIAccessible for the given DOM node or null if
    *         an accessible does not already exist for this DOM node.
    */
  nsIAccessible getCachedAccessible(in nsIDOMNode aNode, in nsIWeakReference aShell);

   /**
    * Returns accessible role as a string.
    *
    * @param aRole - the accessible role constants.
    */
  AString getStringRole(in unsigned long aRole);

   /**
    * Returns list which contains accessible states as a strings.
    *
    * @param aStates - accessible states.
    * @param aExtraStates - accessible extra states.
    */
  nsIDOMDOMStringList getStringStates(in unsigned long aStates,
                                      in unsigned long aExtraStates);

  /**
   * Get the type of accessible event as a string.
   *
   * @param aEventType - the accessible event type constant
   * @return - accessible event type presented as human readable string
   */
  AString getStringEventType(in unsigned long aEventType);

  /**
   * Get the type of accessible relation as a string.
   *
   * @param aRelationType - the accessible relation type constant
   * @return - accessible relation type presented as human readable string
   */
  AString getStringRelationType(in unsigned long aRelationType);
};


%{ C++

// for component registration
// {663CA4A8-D219-4000-925D-D8F66406B626}
#define NS_ACCESSIBLE_RETRIEVAL_CID \
{ 0x663ca4a8, 0xd219, 0x4000, { 0x92, 0x5d, 0xd8, 0xf6, 0x64, 0x6, 0xb6, 0x26 } }

%}

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