16.3. Data Transfer

This topic describes the general-purpose structures used to read, write, and process content inside the platform. It picks up where locating files and folders left off. RDF fact processing is also covered, but parsing of XML documents is left to “Web Scripting.”

16.3.1. Content Processing Concepts

A major task of the back half of Mozilla is to process content and data. To do this, the platform must have systems that can transfer data and content from place to place. Mozilla has many content and data processing concepts to pick from.

Chapter 6, Events, describes the concepts of listeners, observers, and broadcasters. Those concepts are event oriented and are used only for tiny pieces of information. They are not sufficient ...

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