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#include "nsISupports.idl"
interface nsIInputStream;

/**
 * nsICryptoHash
 * This interface provides crytographic hashing algorithms.
 */

[scriptable, uuid(1e5b7c43-4688-45ce-92e1-77ed931e3bbe)]
00046 interface nsICryptoHash : nsISupports
{
    /**
     * Hashing Algorithms.  These values are to be used by the
     * |init| method to indicate which hashing function to
     * use.  These values map directly onto the values defined
     * in mozilla/security/nss/lib/cryptohi/hasht.h.
     */
00054     const short MD2    = 1;  /* String value: "md2"    */
    const short MD5    = 2;  /* String value: "md5"    */
    const short SHA1   = 3;  /* String value: "sha1"   */
    const short SHA256 = 4;  /* String value: "sha256" */
    const short SHA384 = 5;  /* String value: "sha384" */
    const short SHA512 = 6;  /* String value: "sha512" */

    /**
     * Initialize the hashing object. This method may be
     * called multiple times with different algorithm types.
     *
     * @param aAlgorithm the algorithm type to be used.
     *        This value must be one of the above valid
     *        algorithm types.
     *
     * @throws NS_ERROR_INVALID_ARG if an unsupported algorithm
     *         type is passed.
     *
     * NOTE: This method or initWithString must be called
     *       before any other method on this interface is called.
     */
    void init(in unsigned long aAlgorithm);

    /**
     * Initialize the hashing object. This method may be
     * called multiple times with different algorithm types.
     *
     * @param aAlgorithm the algorithm type to be used.
     *
     * @throws NS_ERROR_INVALID_ARG if an unsupported algorithm
     *         type is passed.
     *
     * NOTE: This method or init must be called before any
     *       other method on this interface is called.
     */
    void initWithString(in ACString aAlgorithm);
  
    /**
     * @param aData a buffer to calculate the hash over
     *
     * @param aLen the length of the buffer |aData|
     *
     * @throws NS_ERROR_NOT_INITIALIZED if |init| has not been 
     *         called.
     */
    void update([const, array, size_is(aLen)] in octet aData, in unsigned long aLen);

    /**
     * Calculates and updates a new hash based on a given data stream.
     *
     * @param aStream an input stream to read from.
     *
     * @param aLen how much to read from the given |aStream|.  Passing
     *        PR_UINT32_MAX indicates that all data available will be used 
     *        to update the hash. 
     *
     * @throws NS_ERROR_NOT_INITIALIZED if |init| has not been 
     *         called.
     *
     * @throws NS_ERROR_NOT_AVAILABLE if the requested amount of 
     *         data to be calculated into the hash is not available.
     *
     */
    void updateFromStream(in nsIInputStream aStream, in unsigned long aLen);
    
    /**
     * Completes this hash object and produces the actual hash data.
     *
     * @param aASCII if true then the returned value is a base-64 
     *        encoded string.  if false, then the returned value is
     *        binary data.  
     *
     * @return a hash of the data that was read by this object.  This can
     *         be either binary data or base 64 encoded.
     *
     * @throws NS_ERROR_NOT_INITIALIZED if |init| has not been 
     *         called.
     *
     * NOTE: This method may be called any time after |init|
     *       is called.  This call resets the object to its
     *       pre-init state.
     */
    ACString finish(in PRBool aASCII);
};

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