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RPC::XML - An implementation of XML-RPC Version: 0.28 (fourth release) 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 email@example.com SEE ALSO XML-RPC: http://www.xmlrpc.com/spec The Artistic License: http://language.perl.com/misc/Artistic.html CHANGES See the ChangeLog file for the full details. Much changed in this release, though the majority was on the behind-the-scenes level. A subtle bug in the RPC::XML::string data class was caught. The overall efficiency of the package is starting to be improved. The manipulation and handling of methods within the server classes has been moved to a new, separate class that has resulted in more clarity in the server code. The main change to be aware of in this release is a clarification on how objects in the Apache::RPC::Server class are created with the new() constructor. This only applies to using the code within <Perl> sections in the Apache configuration. Read it carefully, as it will break any existing code.