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RPC::XML - An implementation of XML-RPC Version: 0.74 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 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/90_rt54183_sigpipe.t RT #56800: Make this suite skip all tests on Windows platforms. * lib/Apache/RPC/Server.pm Clean up some run-time "use of undefined value" messages. * lib/RPC/XML/Parser/XMLLibXML.pm * lib/RPC/XML/Parser/XMLParser.pm * t/90_rt58323_push_parser.t (added) RT #58323: Started as making the parser interfaces correctly report errors when passed null-length strings or "0" values. Turned out that the error return interface from XMLLibXML.pm was not consistent with the rest of the system, so fixed that as well. * lib/RPC/XML/Server.pm * t/40_server.t RT #58240: Applied a patch from Martijn van de Streek that adds access to the HTTP::Request object to called method code. * lib/RPC/XML.pm * lib/RPC/XML/Parser/XMLLibXML.pm * lib/RPC/XML/Parser/XMLParser.pm * t/90_rt58065_allow_nil.t (added) RT #58065: Allow the parsing of <nil /> tags when they are encountered, even if $RPC::XML::ALLOW_NIL is not set. Only limit the generation of these tags. * lib/RPC/XML/Server.pm * t/41_server_hang.t This test sporadically fails, so enhance the error message for more info. Also alter the test slightly, hoping it fixes the random failures. * etc/make_method Applied perlcritic to the make_method tool. * lib/XML/RPC.pm * t/10_data.t * t/20_xml_parser.t * t/21_xml_libxml.t RT #62916: Previous adjustments to the dateTime.iso8601 stringification caused it to no longer fit the XML-RPC spec. Fixed. * lib/RPC/XML.pm * lib/RPC/XML/Client.pm * lib/RPC/XML/Parser/XMLParser.pm * lib/RPC/XML/ParserFactory.pm * lib/RPC/XML/Server.pm Used warnings::unused to find unused variables not found by Perl::Critic. * t/10_data.t Realized I had no boundary-tests for ints in smart_encode(). This revealed some problems with i8 values on my 32-bit system. Don't want to introduce dependency on BigInt right now, so marked those tests "TODO".