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RPC::XML - An implementation of XML-RPC

Version: 0.69

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 = new RPC::XML::Client
        '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 = new RPC::XML::Server (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 rjray@blackperl.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

* t/00_load.t
* t/01_pod.t
* t/02_pod_coverage.t
* t/10_data.t
* t/11_base64_fh.t
* t/12_nil.t
* t/15_serialize.t
* t/20_parser.t
* t/50_client.t
Minor clean-up of old CVS/SVN keyword references.

* lib/RPC/XML/Client.pm
* lib/RPC/XML/Parser.pm
* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/XMLParser.pm (added)
* lib/RPC/XML/ParserFactory.pm (added)
* lib/RPC/XML/Server.pm
* t/20_parser.t (deleted)
* t/20_xml_parser.t (added)
* t/29_parserfactory.t (added)
* t/40_server.t
* t/util.pl
Converted parsing to be from a specific class to a
parser-factory style. This included renaming the existing
parser class and shuffling tests around.

* t/70_compression_detect.t
Cleaner approach to scrubbing symbol tables.

* t/00_load.t
* t/01_pod.t
* t/02_pod_coverage.t
* t/03_meta.t (added)
* t/04_minimumversion.t (added)
* t/05_critic.t (added)
New tests, and developer-specific tests changed to only run in
my copy.

* lib/RPC/XML/Client.pm
* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/XMLParser.pm
* lib/RPC/XML/Server.pm
* t/11_base64_fh.t
* t/15_serialize.t
* t/20_xml_parser.t
* t/30_method.t
* t/35_namespaces.t
* t/40_server.t
* t/41_server_hang.t
* t/50_client.t
RT #47806: One more patch for Windows compatibility with
temp-files.

* lib/Apache/RPC/Server.pm
* lib/Apache/RPC/Status.pm
* lib/RPC/XML.pm
* lib/RPC/XML/Client.pm
* lib/RPC/XML/Function.pm
* lib/RPC/XML/Method.pm
* lib/RPC/XML/Parser.pm
* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/XMLParser.pm
* lib/RPC/XML/ParserFactory.pm
* lib/RPC/XML/Procedure.pm
* lib/RPC/XML/Server.pm
Fixes based on Perl::Critic and other best-practices techniques.

* etc/make_method
Also made changes based on Perl::Critic.

* MANIFEST
* lib/RPC/XML/Parser.pm
* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/XMLParser.pm
Expanded definition of the interface to include push-parsing
methods. Documented these and added stubs to
RPC::XML::Parser::XMLParser that throw exceptions when called
by a non-push-parser instance. Reflected changes to test suite
in MANIFEST.

* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/XMLParser.pm
Slight tweak to make this 5.6.1-compatible.

* lib/RPC/XML/Procedure.pm
* lib/RPC/XML/Server.pm
RT #42736: Support user-adjustment of server-based faults, and
normalize the existing faults.

* lib/RPC/XML/Procedure.pm
Fix encoding of return values from call() when the method
called is of type Function (and thus has no strict signatures).

* lib/RPC/XML.pm
* t/13_no_deep_recursion.t (added)
RT #41063: Re-visit how arrays and structs are smart-encoded
and constructed, so as to avoid cyclical data structure
references.
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