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This section provides a tutorial example on how to use SocketRequestResponse.pl to send a SOAP 1.1 request for the GetSpeech Web service provided by www.xmlme.com. The response of GetSpeech received looks very nice.

Note that the "GetSpeech" Web service provided by xmlme.com is no longer available.

In the previous tutorial, I discovered a code bug in my socket test program, SocketRequestResponse.pl. The bug is that the request file is opened in non-binary mode and the read() functions converts \r\n to \n resulting less bytes used in the SOAP request message.

I modified SocketRequestResponse.pl to open the request file in binary mode:

#- SocketRequestResponseBinary.pl
#- Copyright (c) 2009 HerongYang.com, All Rights Reserved.
#- All rights reserved
#
   use Socket;
   ($host, $port, $in, $out) =  @ARGV;

#- Reading the request
   open(IN, "< $in");
   binmode(IN);
   read(IN, $req, (-s $in));
   close(IN);

#- Connecting
   socket(SOCK,PF_INET,SOCK_STREAM,getprotobyname('tcp'));
   connect(SOCK, sockaddr_in($port, inet_aton($host)));
   select(SOCK); $| = 1; select(STDOUT);

#- Sending the request
   print SOCK $req;

#- Receiving the response
   open(OUT, "> $out");
   while ($line=<SOCK>) {
      print OUT $line;
   }
   close(OUT);

#- Closing connection
   close(SOCK);
   exit;

Here is the test result after fixing the bug:

C:\herong>SocketRequestResponseBinary.pl www.xmlme.com 80 
   soap_1_1_GetSpeech.req soap_1_1.res
   
C:\herong>more soap_1_1.res
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Connection: close
Date: ... 2009
Server: Microsoft-IIS/6.0
X-Powered-By: ASP.NET
X-AspNet-Version: 2.0.50727
Cache-Control: private, max-age=0
Content-Type: text/xml; charset=utf-8
Content-Length: 1942

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<soap:Envelope xmlns:soap="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/"
  xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
  xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
  <soap:Body>
    <GetSpeechResponse xmlns="http://xmlme.com/WebServices">
      <GetSpeechResult>
        &lt;SPEECH&gt;&lt;PLAY&gt;HAMLET&lt;/PLAY&gt;
        &lt;SPEAKER&gt;HAMLET&lt;/SPEAKER&gt;To be, or not to be: 
        that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to
        ...&lt;/SPEECH&gt;
      </GetSpeechResult>
    </GetSpeechResponse>
  </soap:Body>
</soap:Envelope>

Cool. My first SOAP 1.1 test with SocketRequestResponseBinary.pl worked nicely. Some notes on the SOAP response:

Last update: 2009.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Web Service

 Introduction to SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol)

 SOAP Message Structure

 SOAP Message Transmission and Processing

 SOAP Data Model

 SOAP Encoding

 SOAP RPC Presentation

 SOAP Properties Model

 SOAP MEP (Message Exchange Patterns)

 SOAP HTTP Binding

 SOAP PHP Implementations

 PHP SOAP Extension Client Programs

 PHP SOAP Extension Server Programs

 PHP SOAP Web Service Example - getTemp

 SOAP Perl Implementations

 Perl SOAP::Lite - SOAP Server-Client Communication Module

 Perl Socket Test Program for HTTP and SOAP

 Perl SOAP::Lite for NumberToWords SOAP 1.1 Web Service

 Perl SOAP::Lite for SOAP 1.2 Web Services

 Perl SOAP::Lite for WSDL

 SOAP Java Implementations

 Java Socket and HttpURLConnection for SOAP

 SAAJ - SOAP with Attachments API for Java

 SoapUI - SOAP Web Service Testing Tool

 WS-Security - SOAP Message Security Extension

 WS-Security X.509 Certificate Token

 Perl SOAP::Lite for GetSpeech SOAP 1.1 Web Service

 Perl SOAP::Lite 0.710 for SOAP 1.2 Web Services

 Perl SOAP::Lite 0.710 for WSDL

 Web Services and SOAP Terminology

Outdated Tutorials

 Outdated SOAP::Lite 0.55 in ActivePerl 5.8.7

 Outdated: SOAP 1.1 Request - Content-Length Too Small

 Outdated: SOAP 1.1 Request - Content-Length Too Large

Outdated: SOAP 1.1 Request and Response of GetSpeech

 Outdated: SOAP 1.2 Request and Response of GetSpeech

 Outdated: Calling GetSpeech SOAP 1.1 with SAAJ

 Outdated: Calling GetSpeech SOAP 1.2 with SAAJ

 References

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