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nsIFormProcessor.h

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/**
 * MODULE NOTES:
 * @created  kmcclusk 10/19/99
 * 
 */

#ifndef nsIFormProcessor_h__
#define nsIFormProcessor_h__

#include "nsISupports.h"
#include "prtypes.h"

#include "nsIDOMHTMLInputElement.h"

class nsString;
class nsStringArray;

// {0ae53c0f-8ea2-4916-bedc-717443c3e185}
#define NS_FORMPROCESSOR_CID \
{ 0x0ae53c0f, 0x8ea2, 0x4916, { 0xbe, 0xdc, 0x71, 0x74, 0x43, 0xc3, 0xe1, 0x85 } }

#define NS_FORMPROCESSOR_CONTRACTID "@mozilla.org/layout/form-processor;1"

// 6d4ea1aa-a6b2-43bd-a19d-3f0f26750df3
#define NS_IFORMPROCESSOR_IID      \
{ 0x6d4ea1aa, 0xa6b2, 0x43bd, \
 { 0xa1, 0x9d, 0x3f, 0x0f, 0x26, 0x75, 0x0d, 0xf3 } }




// XXX:In the future, we should examine combining this interface with nsIFormSubmitObserver.
// nsIFormSubmitObserver could have a before, during, and after form submission methods.
// The before and after methods would be passed a nsISupports interface. The During would
// Have the same method signature as ProcessValue.


class nsIFormProcessor : public nsISupports {
public:
  NS_DECLARE_STATIC_IID_ACCESSOR(NS_IFORMPROCESSOR_IID)

  /* ProcessValue is called for each name value pair that is 
   * about to be submitted for both "get" and "post" form submissions.
   *
   * The formprocessor is registered as a service that gets called for
   * every form submission.
   *
   *   @param aElement element which the attribute/value pair is submitted for
   *   @param aName    value of the form element name attribute about to be submitted
   *   @param aValue   On entry it contains the value about to be submitted for aName. 
   *                   On exit it contains the value which will actually be submitted for aName.
   *                   
   */
  NS_IMETHOD ProcessValue(nsIDOMHTMLElement *aElement, 
                          const nsAString& aName,
                          nsAString& aValue) = 0;

  /* Provide content for a form element. This method provides a mechanism to provide 
   * content which comes from a source other than the document (i.e. a local database)
   *  
   *   @param aFormType   Type of form to get content for.
   *   @param aOptions    List of nsStrings which define the contents for the form element
   *   @param aAttr       Attribute to be attached to the form element. It is used to identify
   *                      the form element contains non-standard content.
   */

  NS_IMETHOD ProvideContent(const nsAString& aFormType, 
                            nsStringArray& aContent,
                            nsAString& aAttribute) = 0;

};

NS_DEFINE_STATIC_IID_ACCESSOR(nsIFormProcessor, NS_IFORMPROCESSOR_IID)

#endif /* nsIFormProcessor_h__ */


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