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Event dispatching service.
EventDispatcher allows observers to be registered for certain events that are dispatched. There are two types of events: XPath events and Named events.
Every dispatch is triggered by calling
dispatch with a data object and, for named events, the name of the event.
When an XPath type event is dispatched, the associated object is assumed to be an
Element instance, which is matched against all registered XPath queries. For every match, the respective observer will be called with the data object.
A named event will simply call each registered observer for that particular event name, with the data object. Unlike XPath type events, the data object is not restricted to
Element, but can be anything.
When registering observers, the event that is to be observed is specified using an
xpath.XPathQuery instance or a string. In the latter case, the string can also contain the string representation of an XPath expression. To distinguish these from named events, each named event should start with a special prefix that is stored in
self.prefix. It defaults to
Observers registered using
addObserver are persistent: after the observer has been triggered by a dispatch, it remains registered for a possible next dispatch. If instead
addOnetimeObserver was used to observe an event, the observer is removed from the list of observers after the first observed event.
Observers can also be prioritized, by providing an optional
priority parameter to the
addOnetimeObserver methods. Higher priority observers are then called before lower priority observers.
Finally, observers can be unregistered by using
|Method||addOnetimeObserver||Register a one-time observer for an event.|
|Method||addObserver||Register an observer for an event.|
|Method||removeObserver||Remove callable as observer for an event.|
|Method||dispatch||Dispatch an event.|
Register a one-time observer for an event.
addObserver, but is only triggered at most once. See there for a description of the parameters.
Register an observer for an event.
Each observer will be registered with a certain priority. Higher priority observers get called before lower priority observers.
|Parameters||event||Name or XPath query for the event to be monitored. (type: |
|observerfn||Function to be called when the specified event has been triggered. This callable takes one parameter: the data object that triggered the event. When specified, the |
|priority||(Optional) priority of this observer in relation to other observer that match the same event. Defaults to |
Remove callable as observer for an event.
The observer callable is removed for all priority levels for the specified event.
|Parameters||event||Event for which the observer callable was registered. (type: |
|observerfn||Observer callable to be unregistered.|
Dispatch an event.
None, an XPath type event is triggered, and
obj is assumed to be an instance of
event holds the name of the named event being triggered. In the latter case,
obj can be anything.
|Parameters||obj||The object to be dispatched.|
|event||Optional event name. (type: |