SOAP::Lite 0.55 in ActivePerl 5.8.7

This section describes a tutorial on how to check the release number of SOAP::Lite package.

Now, let's check again the SOAP::Lite package in ActivePerl v5.8.7:

>dir \perl\site\lib\SOAP
12/08/2003  09:13 AM           167,831
04/17/2002  01:16 AM            12,182

>type \perl\site\lib\SOAP\ | more
# ===================================================================
# Copyright (C) 2000-2001 Paul Kulchenko (
# SOAP::Lite is free software; you can redistribute it
# and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
# $Id:,v 1.47 2002/04/15 16:17:38 paulk Exp $
# ===================================================================

package SOAP::Lite;

As you can see that this file header is the same as in ActivePerl 5.6.1. So I am assuming that SOAP::Lite in ActivePerl 5.8.7 is the same release as ActivePerl 5.6.1

But what exactly is the release number of SOAP::Lite in ActivePerl 5.8.7? Let's use the ppm command to find out:

ppm> help
    properties - describes installed packages in detail

ppm> properties soap-lite
    Name: SOAP-Lite
  Author: Paul Kulchenko <>
   Title: SOAP-Lite
Abstract: Interface to the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
InstDate:  14:16:19 2005

PPM is really a nice tool. It tells me that the installed release of SOAP::Lite is And this information is not in the header of the source file I don't know why.

The next question is what are the features of SOAP::Lite 0.55? Does it support SOAP 1.2 or not? The answer is so easy to get. Just open the SOAP::Lite page at \perl\html\site\lib\SOAP\lite.html, you will see:

SOAP::Lite is a collection of Perl modules which provides a simple and lightweight interface to the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) both on client and server side.

This version of SOAP::Lite supports the SOAP 1.1 specification ( ).

The main features of the library are:

Supports SOAP 1.1 spec.

Interoperability tests with different implementations: Apache SOAP, Frontier, Microsoft SOAP, Microsoft .NET, DevelopMentor, XMethods, 4s4c, Phalanx, Kafka, SQLData, Lucin (in Java, Perl, C++, Python, VB, COM, XSLT).

Provides COM interface. Single dll (standalone [2.5MB] or minimal [32kB]). Works on Windows 9x/Me/NT/2K. Doesn't require ROPE or MSXML. Examples in VB, Excel/VBA, C#, ASP, JavaScript, PerlScript and Perl.

Provides transparent compression support for HTTP transport.


Last update: 2007.

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 Message Exchange Patterns

 SOAP HTTP Binding

SOAP Perl Implementations

 SOAP Perl Implementation - SOAP::Lite

 SOAP::Lite for Perl on Windows

 Installing ActivePerl v5.8.7 on Windows

SOAP::Lite 0.55 in ActivePerl 5.8.7

 SOAP PHP Implementations

 SOAP Java Implementations

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

 Perl Socket Test Program for HTTP and SOAP

 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

 PHP SOAP Extension Client Programs

 PHP SOAP Extension Server Programs

 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

 Web Services and SOAP Terminology


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