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RPC::XML - An implementation of XML-RPC Version: 0.55 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 firstname.lastname@example.org SEE ALSO XML-RPC: http://www.xmlrpc.com/spec The Artistic License: http://language.perl.com/misc/Artistic.html CHANGES lib/RPC/XML/Server.pm: Fix from Thomax G. to the loop-invariance near line 1403, for a bug that mostly appears with openACS-based clients. t/60_net_server.t: Clarify in the message emitted why the tests are skipped when Net::Server is not available. lib/RPC/XML/Server.pm: Fix based on input from several sources: The Content-Encoding header was not being set correctly for responses when compression was applied to the response message. lib/RPC/XML/Procedure.pm: Applied a fix from the Debian maintainer of this package for their distribution, David Parrish: auto-reloading of methods was not actually stuffing the new data into the calling object. lib/Apache/RPC/Server.pm: Applied a patch from a user to fix a problem with reading PerlSetVar values withing a <Location> block (worked fine in <Perl> blocks), as well as a small addition to the examples in the docs.