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RPC::XML - An implementation of XML-RPC Version: 0.61 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 ... $srv->accept_loop; # Stays in an accept/connect loop BUILDING/INSTALLING This package is set up to configure and build like a typical Perl extension. To build: perl Makefile.PL make && make test If RPC::XML passes all tests, then: make install You may need super-user access to install. PROBLEMS/BUG REPORTS Please send any reports of problems or bugs to firstname.lastname@example.org SEE ALSO XML-RPC: http://www.xmlrpc.com/spec The Artistic 2.0: http://www.opensource.org/licenses/artistic-license-2.0.php The LGPL 2.1: http://www.opensource.org/licenses/lgpl-2.1.php CHANGES t/00_load.t: Converted to Test::More due to some cpan-testers reports that showed test 2 failing. Hoping this might provide better feedback if it continues to fail. t/40_server.t: Changed a test for "localhost:$port" in the server URL method to optionally allow localhost.localdomain, for those systems whose /etc/hosts cause the former to convert to the latter. Was causing false failures. t/40_server.t: t/50_client.t: t/60_net_server.t: Test suites armored against server processes that die as a result of croak() or other calls within 3rd-party modules. The client and net_server suites were also converted to Test::More at this time. t/40_server.t: Fix for RT ticket #36078, fix the URL testing on the server object to be less strict. Instead of only allowing "localhost", now also allows "localhost.localdomain" and does a look-up of "localhost" for the 127.* IP address and permits that as well. In essence, this extends and supercedes the second change listed above after more invariant cases were discovered. lib/RPC/XML.pm: t/10_data.t: Per RT ticket #30354 and specific request from a large agency using this package, implemented an "i8" type as an extension to the official XML-RPC specification. Documentation and tests included. THIS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED EXPERIMENTAL. t/40_server.t: t/60_net_server.t: Some of the work in armoring the test suites against server-death changed the counts on tests and on call-counts in the system.status method. Some explicit re-starts didn't help.