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RPC::XML - An implementation of XML-RPC Version: 0.78 WHAT IS IT The RPC::XML package is an implementation of XML-RPC. The module provides classes for sample client and server implementations, a server designed as an Apache location-handler, and a suite of data-manipulation classes that are used by them. USING RPC::XML There are not any pre-packaged executables in this distribution (except for a utility tool). Client usage will usually be along the lines of: use RPC::XML::Client; ... my $client = RPC::XML::Client->new( 'http://www.oreillynet.com/meerkat/xml-rpc/server.php' ); my $req = RPC::XML::request->new('meerkat.getChannelsBySubstring', 'perl'); my $res = $client->send_request($req); # This returns an object of the RPC::XML::response class. This double-call # of value() first gets a RPC::XML::* data object from the response, then # the actual data from it: my $value = $res->value->value; Running a simple server is not much more involved: use RPC::XML::Server; ... my $srv = RPC::XML::Server->new( host => 'localhost', port => 9000 ); # You would then use $srv->add_method to add some remotely-callable code ... $srv->accept_loop; # Stays in an accept/connect loop BUILDING/INSTALLING This package is set up to configure and build like a typical Perl extension. To build: perl Makefile.PL make && make test If RPC::XML passes all tests, then: make install You may need super-user access to install. PROBLEMS/BUG REPORTS Please send any reports of problems or bugs to email@example.com SEE ALSO XML-RPC: http://www.xmlrpc.com/spec The Artistic 2.0: http://www.opensource.org/licenses/artistic-license-2.0.php The LGPL 2.1: http://www.opensource.org/licenses/lgpl-2.1.php CHANGES * lib/RPC/XML.pm A patch to loop detection in smart_encode from Dag-Erling Smørgrav. Some other minor bits. * lib/RPC/XML/Procedure.pm RT #83108: Fixed a spelling error. Some other fixes, too. * lib/RPC/XML.pm RT #86187: Force key-ordering in struct as_string and serialize. Was getting some intermittent bug reports of failures in t/15_serialize.t that amounted to the keys in a fault struct not being in consistent order. * lib/RPC/XML.pm * t/15_serialize.t Undo the previous change and fix the test. The previous change didn't feel right, so this rolls it back and fixes the problem at the level of the test, instead. * Makefile.PL * lib/RPC/XML.pm * lib/RPC/XML/Client.pm * lib/RPC/XML/Server.pm Replace direct evals for loading optional modules with Module::Load. Required adding this to Makefile.PL because Module::Load is not core in 5.8.8. Also did some slight doc tweaking. * lib/RPC/XML.pm * lib/RPC/XML/Client.pm Merge pull request #5 from alexrj/utf8-encode. Use utf8::encode() instead of utf8::downgrade(). * lib/RPC/XML.pm * lib/RPC/XML/Client.pm * lib/RPC/XML/Server.pm Finish the uft8 encode vs. downgrade change from the previous commit. Changed in places that were overlooked, and adjusted the version number in all three modules. * lib/RPC/XML.pm * lib/RPC/XML/Parser/XMLLibXML.pm Merge pull request #6 from dctabuyz/master. Added 'no_blanks' libxml option to skip blank XML::LibXML::Text nodes. * lib/RPC/XML/Server.pm Merge pull request #7 from kvar/master. Initialize $do_compress in RPC::XML::Server between requests. * lib/RPC/XML.pm * lib/RPC/XML/Parser/XMLLibXML.pm * lib/RPC/XML/Server.pm Bump version numbers on modules changed in github pulls.