What Is RPC::XML?

This section describes what is RPC::XML - a Perl module that implements the XML-RPC specification. It helps you to build remote method call XML messages and making XML-RPC calls faster and easier.

RPC::XML is a Perl implementation of the XML-RPC specification developed by Randy J. Ray. RPC::XML 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. RPC::XML offers:

For information on the latest release of the RPC::XML module, you should visit the RPC::XML home page at http://www.blackperl.com/RPC::XML/.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Perl on Linux Systems

 ActivePerl on Windows Systems

 Data Types: Values and Variables

 Expressions, Operations and Simple Statements

 User Defined Subroutines

 Perl Built-in Debugger

 Name Spaces and Perl Module Files

 Symbolic (or Soft) References

 Hard References - Addresses of Memory Objects

 Objects (or References) and Classes (or Packages)

 Typeglob and Importing Identifiers from Other Packages

 String Built-in Functions and Performance

 File Handles and Data Input/Output

 Open Files in Binary Mode

 Open Directories and Read File Names

 File System Functions and Operations

 Converting Perl Script to Executable Binary

 Using DBM Database Files

 Using MySQL Database Server

 Socket Communication Over the Internet

 XML::Simple Module - XML Parser and Generator

 XML Communication Model

 SOAP::Lite - SOAP Server-Client Communication Module

 Perl Programs as IIS Server CGI Scripts

 CGI (Common Gateway Interface)

 XML-RPC - Remote Procedure Call with XML and HTTP

RPC::XML - Perl Implementation of XML-RPC

What Is RPC::XML?

 RPC::XML::Server - XML-RPC Server Interface Class

 RPC::XML Client and Data Classes

 Installing NMake 1.5

 Installing RPC::XML Module

 RpcXmlServer.pl - RPC::XML Server Sample Program

 RpcXmlClient.pl - RPC::XML Client Sample Program

 Sending Arrays with Remote Method Calls

 Integrating Perl with Apache Web Server

 CGI.pm Module for Building Web Pages

 LWP::UserAgent and Web Site Testing

 References

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