Perl Module RPC::XML Change History

		Revision history for the Perl extension module
		RPC::XML. This is an implementation of the
		XML-RPC standard as described at This implementation also
		permits some minor extensions to the base
		protocol in terms of supporting HTTP/1.1 and
		allowing choice of character-set encodings for
		XML messages.

0.76	Saturday August 20, 2011, 06:30:00 PM -0700

	* etc/make_method
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	RT #70258: Fixed typos in docs pointed out by Debian team.

	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	Better version of the fix for infinite loops. This is the patch
	originally suggested by the Eric Cholet, who found the bug.

	* t/00_load.t
	RT #70280: This test was still testing RPC/XML/
	Rewrote to remove that but include the (forgotten)
	module. That test has to be conditional on the presence of

	* Makefile.PL
	* t/51_client_with_host_header.t
	Clean up test suite to work with older Test::More. Also specify
	a minimum Test::More that supports subtest(). This is also a
	part of RT #70280.

	* t/11_base64_fh.t
	* t/20_xml_parser.t
	* t/21_xml_libxml.t
	* t/40_server.t
	These tests had failures when run as root. Permissions-based
	negative tests were incorrectly passing.

	* t/10_data.t
	Moved the 64-bit "TODO" tests to a SKIP block. Non-64-bit
	systems will skip, rather than fail, these tests.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	RT #65616: Fix for slow methods killing servers. Applied and
	modified patch from person who opened the ticket.

	* lib/RPC/
	* t/10_data.t
	* t/14_datetime_iso8601.t (added)
	RT #55628: Improve flexibility of date parsing. This adds the
	ability to pass any ISO 8601 string to the
	RPC::XML::datetime_iso8601 constructor.

0.75	Saturday August 13, 2011, 05:30:00 PM -0700

	Somehow, t/13_no_deep_recursion.t never got added to MANIFEST.

	* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/
	RT #65154: Fixed a cut/paste error in an error message.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* t/51_client_with_host_header.t (added)
	RT #68792: Merge pull request #2 from dragon3/master
	( Allow setting of "Host" header,
	and test suite for it.

	* t/51_client_with_host_header.t
	Added new test suite to MANIFEST, fixed spelling. Also added
	"plan tests" line to the test suite.

	* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/
	* t/20_xml_parser.t
	* t/21_xml_libxml.t
	* t/41_server_hang.t
	Merge pull request #3 from yannk/master
	( Expat parser subclass is protected
	against ext ent attack, libxml isn't.

	* t/41_server_hang.t
	Undo a change to this suite from yannk's pull.

	* etc/make_method
	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	* lib/RPC/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/
	* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	More perlcritic-driven clean-up. This is mostly POD sections,
	but also includes heavy re-working of etc/make_method and parts
	of lib/RPC/

	* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/
	* t/21_xml_libxml.t
	Fixed external entity handling on MacOS. Also made small change
	to the test suite to be cleaner.

	* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/
	* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/
	Took out warnings on external entities blocking. Now it blocks
	silently. Also cleaned up some docs.

	* t/15_serialize.t
	Additions to increase code coverage in

	* lib/RPC/
	Turns out this wasn't exporting RPC_I8.

	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	* lib/RPC/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/
	* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* xt/02_pod_coverage.t
	Made 5.8.8 the new minimum-required perl. Also dropped the
	utf8_downgrade hack, which affected an xt test.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Improved arguments-checking in send_request.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/
	* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Fixed error-cases in usage of File::Temp->new().
	File::Temp::new croaks on errors, doesn't return undef like I

	* lib/RPC/XML/ (deleted)
	* lib/RPC/XML/ (deleted)
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Roll and into Remove and from distro.

	* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/
	Fixed regexp for methodName validation.

	* t/10_data.t
	* t/11_base64_fh.t
	* t/12_nil.t
	* t/15_serialize.t
	* t/20_xml_parser.t
	* t/21_xml_libxml.t
	* t/25_parser_negative.t (added)
	* t/29_parserfactory.t
	* t/30_method.t
	* t/40_server.t
	* t/40_server_xmllibxml.t
	* t/50_client.t
	* t/ (added)
	* t/meth_good_1.xpl
	* t/namespace3.xpl
	* t/svsm_text.b64 (added)
	* t/
	First round of Devel::Cover-inspired improvements. These are
	the changes to the test suites to increase coverage of the code.

	* lib/RPC/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Fixes and such from Devel::Cover analysis.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* t/30_method.t
	* t/meth_good_1.xpl
	* t/meth_good_2.xpl (added)
	* t/meth_good_3.xpl (added)
	Fixes for file-based method loading/reloading. New tests in the
	suite, and re-working of the ugliest hacky part of this package.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* t/30_method.t
	* t/meth_good_3.xpl
	RPC::XML::Procedure test-coverage improvement. Also removed
	some unneeded code.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* t/30_method.t
	* t/40_server.t
	Last round of RPC::XML::Procedure test coverage. This is mostly
	in t/40_server.t, though some bugs were found and addressed in
	the modules and in t/30_method.t.

	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	* lib/RPC/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/
	* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Documentation clean-up and update.

	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/
	* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Changes from new Perl::Critic::Bangs policies.

	* xt/01_pod.t
	* xt/02_pod_coverage.t
	* xt/03_meta.t
	* xt/04_minimumversion.t
	* xt/05_critic.t
	Adjustments to reflect moving from t to xt. Also made changes
	to xt/02_pod_coverage.t to reflect changes to modules.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Removed some error checks that can never fail.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* t/40_server.t
	Code-coverage-driven changes and added tests.

	* etc/make_method
	Fixes from new Perl::Critic::Bangs policies.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Removed usage of AutoLoader completely.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* t/40_server.t
	* xt/02_pod_coverage.t
	Removed some dead code and better did the aliases. This
	required a change in t/40_server.t for a private sub that no
	longer exists. Also updated xt/02_pod_coverage.t for private
	subs that have no pod.

	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	RT #67694: Fix a potential infinite-loop condition.

0.74	Sunday January 23, 2011, 12:50:00 PM -0800

	* t/90_rt54183_sigpipe.t
	RT #56800: Make this suite skip all tests on Windows platforms.

	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	Clean up some run-time "use of undefined value" messages.

	* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/
	* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/
	* t/90_rt58323_push_parser.t (added)
	RT #58323: Started as making the parser interfaces correctly
	report errors when passed null-length strings or "0" values.
	Turned out that the error return interface from
	was not consistent with the rest of the system, so fixed that
	as well.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* t/40_server.t
	RT #58240: Applied a patch from Martijn van de Streek that adds
	access to the HTTP::Request object to called method code.

	* lib/RPC/
	* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/
	* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/
	* t/90_rt58065_allow_nil.t (added)
	RT #58065: Allow the parsing of <nil /> tags when they are
	encountered, even if $RPC::XML::ALLOW_NIL is not set. Only
	limit the generation of these tags.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* t/41_server_hang.t
	This test sporadically fails, so enhance the error message for
	more info. Also alter the test slightly, hoping it fixes the
	random failures.

	* etc/make_method
	Applied perlcritic to the make_method tool.

	* lib/XML/
	* t/10_data.t
	* t/20_xml_parser.t
	* t/21_xml_libxml.t
	RT #62916: Previous adjustments to the dateTime.iso8601
	stringification caused it to no longer fit the XML-RPC spec.

	* lib/RPC/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Used warnings::unused to find unused variables not found by

	* t/10_data.t
	Realized I had no boundary-tests for ints in smart_encode().
	This revealed some problems with i8 values on my 32-bit system.
	Don't want to introduce dependency on BigInt right now, so
	marked those tests "TODO".

0.73	Tuesday March 16, 2010, 10:45:00 PM -0700

	* t/28_parser_bugs_50013.t (deleted)
	* t/90_rt50013_parser_bugs.t (added)
	Rename of t/28_parser_bugs_50013.t to fit more universal scheme
	for test suites that directly address specific RT bugs.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* t/90_rt54183_sigpipe.t (added)
	RT #54183: Provide handling of SIGPIPE when sending the
	response to the client, in case they've terminated the

	Forgot to add the new test suite to MANIFEST.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Forgot to update the module version number.

	* lib/RPC/
	Fix typo in reftype() call.

	* lib/RPC/
	* t/90_rt54494_blessed_refs.t (added)
	RT #54494: Fix handling of blessed references in smart_encode().

	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	* lib/RPC/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/
	* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Large-scale code clean-up driven by Perl::Critic. All critic
	flags down to severity 1 now removed.

	Forgot to add t/90_rt54494_blessed_refs.t when it was created.

0.72	Sunday December 13, 2009, 09:45:00 PM -0800

	* Makefile.PL
	* t/40_server_xmllibxml.t
	RT #52662: Fix requirement specification for XML::LibXML.

	* lib/RPC/
	Some more clean-up of the docs, removing a redundant section.

0.71	Monday December  7, 2009, 08:00:00 PM -0800

	* t/01_pod.t (deleted)
	* t/02_pod_coverage.t (deleted)
	* t/03_meta.t (deleted)
	* t/04_minimumversion.t (deleted)
	* t/05_critic.t (deleted)
	* xt/01_pod.t (added)
	* xt/02_pod_coverage.t (added)
	* xt/03_meta.t (added)
	* xt/04_minimumversion.t (added)
	* xt/05_critic.t (added)
	Moved author-only tests to xt/, updated MANIFEST.

	Add test suite t/28_parser_bugs_50013.t, which was omitted from
	last release.

	* xt/01_pod.t
	* xt/02_pod_coverage.t
	* xt/03_meta.t
	* xt/04_minimumversion.t
	* xt/05_critic.t
	Re-engineered the author-only/release tests, since they're no
	longer in the t/ directory and thus should not interfere.

0.70	Sunday December  6, 2009, 10:00:00 PM -0800

	* lib/RPC/
	* t/10_data.t
	RT #49406: Make Base64 data-type allow zero-length data.

	* lib/RPC/
	* t/10_data.t
	Hand-applied a patch (most likely from Bill Moseley) to extend
	the construction of dateTime.iso8601 data-types.

	* t/40_server.t
	Fixed another corner-case for the url() test.

	* lib/RPC/
	Fixed a case from previous work that caused "undef" warnings.

	* lib/RPC/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* t/28_parser_bugs_50013.t
	RT #50013: Restore backwards-compatibility for projects that
	use RPC::XML::Parser directly.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	RT #50143: Incorrectly called server_fault() as if it were a

	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	Applied patch from Frank Wiegand to fix a POD problem.

	* lib/RPC/
	Some additional regexp issues on dateTime.iso8601, to handle

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Fixed some minor doc errors.

	* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/
	Moved the 'require' of some libraries to the point where they
	are first needed, to delay loading until/unless necessary.

	* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/ (added)
	* t/21_xml_libxml.t (added)
	* t/29_parserfactory.t
	* t/40_server_xmllibxml.t (added)
	Implement support for XML::LibXML in the parser-factory.

0.69	Thursday September  3, 2009, 10:25:00 AM -0700

	* t/00_load.t
	* t/01_pod.t
	* t/02_pod_coverage.t
	* t/10_data.t
	* t/11_base64_fh.t
	* t/12_nil.t
	* t/15_serialize.t
	* t/20_parser.t
	* t/50_client.t
	Minor clean-up of old CVS/SVN keyword references.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/ (added)
	* lib/RPC/XML/ (added)
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* t/20_parser.t (deleted)
	* t/20_xml_parser.t (added)
	* t/29_parserfactory.t (added)
	* t/40_server.t
	* t/
	Converted parsing to be from a specific class to a
	parser-factory style. This included renaming the existing
	parser class and shuffling tests around.

	* t/70_compression_detect.t
	Cleaner approach to scrubbing symbol tables.

	* t/00_load.t
	* t/01_pod.t
	* t/02_pod_coverage.t
	* t/03_meta.t (added)
	* t/04_minimumversion.t (added)
	* t/05_critic.t (added)
	New tests, and developer-specific tests changed to only run in
	my copy.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* t/11_base64_fh.t
	* t/15_serialize.t
	* t/20_xml_parser.t
	* t/30_method.t
	* t/35_namespaces.t
	* t/40_server.t
	* t/41_server_hang.t
	* t/50_client.t
	RT #47806: One more patch for Windows compatibility with

	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	* lib/RPC/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Fixes based on Perl::Critic and other best-practices techniques.

	* etc/make_method
	Also made changes based on Perl::Critic.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/
	Expanded definition of the interface to include push-parsing
	methods. Documented these and added stubs to
	RPC::XML::Parser::XMLParser that throw exceptions when called
	by a non-push-parser instance. Reflected changes to test suite

	* lib/RPC/XML/Parser/
	Slight tweak to make this 5.6.1-compatible.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	RT #42736: Support user-adjustment of server-based faults, and
	normalize the existing faults.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Fix encoding of return values from call() when the method
	called is of type Function (and thus has no strict signatures).

	* lib/RPC/
	* t/13_no_deep_recursion.t (added)
	RT #41063: Re-visit how arrays and structs are smart-encoded
	and constructed, so as to avoid cyclical data structure

0.67	Friday July 10, 2009, 01:30:00 AM -0700

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* t/70_compression_detect.t (added)
	RT #47219: Mis-read the patch from previous fix, this actually
	fixes it. Also added a test suite to check for

0.66	Thursday July  9, 2009, 07:36:15 AM -0700

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	RT #47219: Re-did the detection of compression availability
	(testing for the Compress::Zlib module) based on comments in
	this bug.

	* t/60_net_server.t
	RT #47220: Net::Server tests are not (currently) viable on
	Windows. Also made script taint-safe.

	* t/40_server.t
	* t/50_client.t
	* t/
	RT #47221: Applied a patch from, for better
	Windows testing.

	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	* lib/RPC/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	All modules now use the "warnings" pragma.

0.65	Wednesday June 17, 2009, 06:00:00 AM -0700

	* etc/make_method
	* etc/rpc-method.dtd
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* t/30_method.t
	* t/35_namespaces.t (added)
	* t/namespace1.xpl (added)
	* t/namespace2.xpl (added)
	* t/namespace3.xpl (added)
	Support for declaration of namespaces in XPL code. Adds a new
	test suite and includes a rewrite/update of the method tests.
	Change also covers the make_method tool and the DTD for XPL

	* lib/RPC/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* t/02_pod_coverage.t
	Interim fix for encoding issues, prior to the mega-encoding
	work. This makes the library correctly create octet-based
	messages, rather than letting UTF-8 leak in if it was passed in

	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	* lib/RPC/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Follow-up to previous commit, some serialization-related
	problems. Not all instances of bytelength() had been removed
	after the previous slate of changes, and once that was done
	some tests in 15_serialize.t broke.

	* lib/RPC/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* t/12_nil.t (added)
	* t/30_method.t
	RT #34132: Based on a patch from the requestor, added support
	for <nil/>. Documentation and tests are present, but a little
	sparse. This change also incorporates a small add to
	lib/RPC/XML/ to address RT #42033.

	* t/40_server.t
	* t/41_server_hang.t
	RT #27778: Fix problems with child-process management on
	Windows that was causing t/40_server.t to hang during test
	runs. Also put skip-clause into t/41_server_hang.t, as
	according to the person reporting, it doesn't work at all on
	MSWin (the network code is very UNIX-y).

	* lib/RPC/
	* t/10_data.t
	Applied a regexp-fix from Joakim Mared for stringification of

	* lib/RPC/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* t/10_data.t
	RT ticket #35106: Make the behavior of RPC::XML::array
	constructor work as expected. This led to adding use of
	Scalar::Util and cleaning up the places where I was still doing
	"UNIVERSAL::isa(...)" hacks to test refs without the risk of
	directly calling ->isa() on a potentially-unblessed ref.

	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	* lib/RPC/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Update the copyright year and license information, and add
	contact data to all POD sections for RT, AnnoCPAN, GitHub, etc.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* t/50_client.t
	RT ticket #34559: Allow control of LWP::UA timeouts from within
	client class.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	RT ticket #43019: Small hack to the existing SSL hack for
	Socket6 problems.

	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	* lib/RPC/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Since Scalar::Util requires 5.006, make that (5.006001,
	actually) the base required Perl version.

0.64	Monday September 29, 2008, 04:15:00 AM -0700

	* t/40_server.t, revision 361
	Further flexibility on the test of $srv->url(). This should
	(finally) catch any variation of 127.* address and/or
	host/domain naming that aliases to "localhost".

	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 363
	* t/20_parser.t, revision 363
	Lingering problem from RT ticket #30354, RPC::XML::Parser did
	not get the change committed that included parser-level support
	for <i8>. Also added tests for parsing RPC::XML::request
	objects and all the data-type objects to the parser test suite
	(had they been there before, I would have caught this myself).

0.63	Friday September 19, 2008, 02:23:12 AM -0700

	* lib/RPC/, revision 359
	Forgot to increment $VERSION before the previous commit. Won't
	show up in CPAN as an available update otherwise.

0.62	Friday September 19, 2008, 02:12:02 AM -0700

	* t/40_server.t, revision 355
	Extended the die message when $srv fails to allocate. Some
	testers are getting a failure here but I have no idea how or

	* lib/RPC/, revision 356
	Testers-service reports showed that the new i8 type was not
	auto-boxing correctly on true 64-bit machines. Turns out I had
	bogus values for the maximums and minimums, not just for 8-byte
	ints but also for plain 4-byte ones as well.

0.61	Monday September 15, 2008, 01:38:44 AM -0700

	* t/00_load.t, revision 346
	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, revision 347
	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, revision 348
	* t/50_client.t, revision 348
	* t/60_net_server.t, revision 348
	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, revision 349
	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/, revision 350
	* t/10_data.t, revision 350
	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

	* t/40_server.t, revision 352
	* t/60_net_server.t, revision 352
	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.

0.60	Wednesday April  9, 2008, 03:01:07 AM -0700

	* t/00_load.t, revision 328
	* t/01_pod.t, revision 328
	* t/02_pod_coverage.t, revision 328
	* t/10_data.t, revision 328
	* t/11_base64_fh.t, revision 328
	* t/15_serialize.t, revision 328
	* t/20_parser.t, revision 328
	* t/30_method.t, revision 328
	* t/40_server.t, revision 328
	* t/50_client.t, revision 328
	* t/60_net_server.t, revision 328
	Related to the main change of RT ticket #30849, fixes potential
	problem in the creation of temporary file names if a test
	script is run directly from the "t" directory. While at it,
	added a line with the Subversion "Id" keyword and set the
	"svn:keywords" property on all test scripts. The code-fix is
	based on suggestions from Jörg Meltzer <>.

	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 329
	Per RT ticket #30849, fix problem caused by having colons in
	temp-file names. Fix largely from patch suggested by Jörg
	Meltzer <>.

	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 331
	Applied a modified form of a patch submitted by Mike Rylander
	<> to make things work under SSL.

	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 332
	* t/41_server_hang.t, revision 332 (added)
	Fixed the bug in RPC::XML::Server::process_request() could lead
	to an infinite loop if the client shuts down the socket before
	the full request is sent. Added a test script specific to this
	bug, to catch it if it reappears.

	* lib/RPC/, revision 333
	* t/10_data.t, revision 333
	Per RT ticket #30042, made a do-nothing branch in
	RPC::XML::smart_encode actually die with an error when a
	reference-type is passed in that cannot be converted. Added two
	tests to cover this, and took the opportunity to convert
	10_data.t to Test::More.

	* t/40_server.t, revision 334
	* t/50_client.t, revision 334
	Applied a patch from Chris Darroch to make the spawning of
	servers work in some corner-cases that were failing. All that
	was required was explicit specification of 'localhost' in the

	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 336
	* t/20_parser.t, revision 336
	Applied a patch from Masatake Daimon (大門正岳) to improve the
	performance of the parser by reducing the (vast) number of
	string-concat operations. During this change, re-wrote the
	parser tests to use Test::More and have better diagnostics.

	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 337
	* t/40_server.t, revision 337
	Per RT ticket #29351, fixed a bug that caused a server to
	incorrectly report the location and cause of an XML parsing
	error in the request. The actual bug and solution were
	different than initially reported in the ticket.

	* lib/RPC/, revision 338
	* t/10_data.t, revision 338
	Per RT ticket #31818, fix to the XML serialization of double
	values to conform to the XML-RPC spec, as it does not allow for
	exponential notation. This also required changes to the tests,
	as values were no longer being auto-truncated at 5 decimal
	places. Also finished cleaning up the t/10_data.t test suite
	with diagnostic messages on the tests that had not previously
	gotten them.

	* lib/RPC/, revision 339
	* t/20_parser.t, revision 339
	In response to concerns raised by a report of parsing problems,
	added XML entity encoding for ' and " (&apos; and &quot;) to
	the base RPC::XML module, and added a test to the parser suite
	to make sure it is correctly turning all core XML entities back
	into characters during the parsing process.

	* lib/Apache/RPC/, revision 341
	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 341
	* t/40_server.t, revision 341
	RT ticket #34557: Provide access to client-side connection info
	to methods called on the server, by placing the data from
	get_peeraddr() (as abstracted through existing methods in
	HTTP::Daemon::ClientConn and Apache::Connection) into localized
	keys on the server object, as is already done with the
	method_name and signature pseudo-keys. Tests added to
	40_server.t and docs updated.

	* etc/make_method, revision 343
	* lib/Apache/RPC/, revision 343
	* lib/Apache/RPC/, revision 343
	* lib/RPC/, revision 343
	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 343
	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 343
	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 343
	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 343
	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 343
	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 343
	Updated all copyright/redistribution information with current
	year and correct/current URLs for Artistic and LGPL licenses.

0.59	Friday June 30, 2006, 01:48:37 AM -0600

	* t/10_data.t, revision 1.10
	Eliminated the source of some "Modification of a read-only
	value..." errors. Patch from Juan Camacho.

	* t/01_pod.t, revision 1.1 (added)
	* t/02_pod_coverage.t, revision 1.1 (added)
	Two new unit-test suites added; the first checks the validity
	of the POD docs in each module (correctness tests), the other
	checks that POD covers all the publically-visible API routines
	(coverage tests).

	* lib/Apache/RPC/, revision 1.28
	* lib/Apache/RPC/, revision 1.6
	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 1.4
	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 1.13
	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 1.44
	Fixes to POD documentation (and/or inline comments) as
	uncovered by the added POD-oriented unit tests.

	* MANIFEST, revision 1.17
	* README.apache (deleted)
	The README.apache file is no longer relevant.

	* lib/Apache/RPC/, revision 1.29
	Fixed the logic around the setting of $no_def in new(); it was
	handling the no_default method-argument backwards. Found by
	Eric Cholet.

	* lib/RPC/, revision 1.36
	* t/10_data.t, revision 1.11
	Applied a patch from Jos Boumans to add flexibility to the
	smart_encode() hack that tries to match bare Perl data to RPC
	classes. At the same time, added documentation of the $ENCODE
	global variable in the documentation.

0.58	Thursday May 12, 2005, 03:24:23 AM -0700

	* lib/RPC/, revision 1.35
	* t/10_data.t, revision 1.9
	Applied patches from Stephen Veiss to fix a small bug in the
	encoding method of RPC::XML::string. Trying to encode the
	literal string "0" would result in a null string. The patches
	provided the fix and a specific test-case for the related suite.

	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 1.13
	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 1.43
	Applied a patch from Mike Pomraning to allow user-level
	functions to return RPC::XML::fault objects directly without
	them being further wrapped by intermediate layers.

	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 1.14
	Implemented a modified version of a patch from Lubomir Host
	that addresses an intermittent IOCTL problem when reading XPL

	* Makefile.PL, revision 1.38
	Incremented package version number and put in warning of the
	impending move to XML::LibXML.

0.57	Friday December 24, 2004, 03:02:48 AM -0800

	* lib/Apache/RPC/, revision 1.27
	Some minor changes to how values are read from the
	configuration, to reduce "use of uninitialized value" warnings
	in regex operations.

	* lib/RPC/, revision 1.34
	* t/10_data.t, revision 1.8
	Based on a report from Brian Phillips, made adjustments in the
	smart_encode helper-routine to deal with blessed references.
	Anything that is derived from HASH or ARRAY is encoded as a
	struct or array, respectively. Anything derived from SCALAR is
	dereferenced and encoded as per usual. Carried this over to the
	class constructors, with special attention to the
	RPC::XML::simple_type class. Added tests to the suite for all
	of this, as well.

	* lib/Apache/RPC/status.base, revision 1.5
	* lib/Apache/RPC/status.code, revision 1.4
	* lib/Apache/RPC/, revision 1.2
	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 1.12
	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 1.42
	* methods/status.base, revision 1.6
	* methods/status.code, revision 1.4
	* methods/, revision 1.2
	* t/40_server.t, revision 1.8
	The "system.status" method (both the general one and the one
	that is specific to Apache) now recognizes an optional boolean
	parameter that can keep the status call from counting against
	the "total_requests" struct value. This is to allow external
	monitors (status, health, etc.) to use that call without
	running up the value of that field needlessly.

0.56	Thursday December  9, 2004, 01:07:00 AM -0800

	* etc/make_method, revision 1.10
	Small change to the generated XML, to add an "encoding" setting
	to the XML preamble.

	* t/10_data.t, revision 1.7
	* t/60_net_server.t, revision 1.4
	Very minor changes, to make the test work with older Perls
	and/or Test modules.

	* lib/RPC/, revision 1.31
	Add "encoding" settings to all XML preambles, and make the
	scalar variable "$RPC::XML::ENCODING" an importable symbol,
	should users want to change the default encoding. Not currently
	documented, since this is technically a break from the XML-RPC

	* Makefile.PL, revision 1.35
	* t/50_client.t, revision 1.8
	Traced a bug that was causing test failures in 50_client.t to a
	bug in version 5.800 of the LWP package. Now, Makefile.PL
	explicitly requires 5.801 or higher, and the test suite skips
	the two tests that are broken by it, in cases where the system
	is still at 5.800 or older.

	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 1.21
	Tightened some numeric comparisons (for deciding to compress
	and/or spool to a file), and corrected a typo in an error

	* lib/RPC/, revision 1.32
	Adding the encoding to the request and response blocks messed
	up some of the tests in the 10_data.t and 15_serialize.t
	suites. Fixed.

	* README, revision 1.24
	* etc/make_method, revision 1.11
	* etc/rpc-method.dtd, revision 1.7
	* lib/Apache/RPC/, revision 1.26
	* lib/Apache/RPC/, revision 1.5
	* lib/RPC/, revision 1.33
	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 1.22
	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 1.3
	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 1.8
	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 1.12
	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 1.11
	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 1.41
	Changed all URL references to the Artistic License from the (no
	longer valid) version to the (current,
	working) one.

	* ChangeLog, revision 1.26
	* ChangeLog.xml, revision 1.2
	* Makefile.PL, revision 1.36
	* README, revision 1.25
	Admin files prepped for 0.56 release (also, the ChangeLog.xml
	file was modified to reflect tuning of the schema).

0.55	Tuesday November 30, 2004, 01:16:57 AM -0800

	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 1.39
	Fix from Thomax G. to the loop-invariance near line 1403, for a
	bug that mostly appears with openACS-based clients.

	* t/60_net_server.t, revision 1.3
	Clarify in the message emitted why the tests are skipped when
	Net::Server is not available.

	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 1.40
	Fix based on input from several sources: The Content-Encoding
	header was not being set correctly for responses when
	compression was applied to the response message.

	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 1.10
	Applied a fix from the Debian maintainer of this package for
	their distribution, David Parrish: auto-reloading of methods
	was not actually stuffing the new data into the calling object.

	* lib/Apache/RPC/, revision 1.25
	Applied a patch from a user to fix a problem with reading
	PerlSetVar values withing a <Location> block (worked fine in
	<Perl> blocks), as well as a small addition to the examples in
	the docs.

	* ChangeLog.xml, revision 1.1 (added)
	* MANIFEST, revision 1.16
	Added this file (ChangeLog.xml) to the distribution.

0.54	Wednesday April 14, 2004, 04:43:56 AM -0700

	* Makefile.PL, revision 1.33
	Extended $CLEAN to also remove *.ppd files, and bumped the
	package version to 0.54.

	* lib/RPC/, revision 1.30
	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 1.9
	Applied a patch from Tim Peoples that does three things: the
	301 error code in RPC::XML::Procedure::call now includes
	signature info when a signature mismatch occurs.
	RPC::XML::smart_encode turns undef values into zero-length
	RPC::XML::string objects. Lastly, the
	RPC::XML::string::as_string method turns undef into null values
	as well.

	* lib/RPC/, revision 1.28
	* t/10_data.t, revision 1.6
	Small change to the XML character-escaping in
	RPC::XML::string's as_string method, so that a lookup-table is
	used. The same table is now used to escape keys in structs, as
	well. Added tests to cover this. This was suggested by
	Johnathan Kupferer.

	* t/20_parser.t, revision 1.3
	Made a small change for the sake of syntax pedantry.

	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 1.20
	Fix to the error-handling for a failed LWP::UserAgent->request
	call send_request (thanks to Jasper Cramwinckel). Also got a
	small glitch covered in one of the calls to the inflate()
	method in Compress::Zlib. Thanks to John Tobing for that one.

	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 1.11
	Dropped a regex-compare in favor of a string-compare for the
	special case of the XML tag being dateTime.iso8601. In some
	locales, the 'lc' caused problems. This is near line 288.

	* lib/Apache/RPC/, revision 1.23
	Applied a patch to Apache::RPC::Server (supplied by Tim
	Peoples) to support "NoCompression" as a PerlSetVar directive,
	the function of which is to disable compression support upon

	* lib/Apache/RPC/, revision 1.24
	Fixed two minor typo errors in the docs, the names of two of
	the PerlSetVar directives.

	* lib/RPC/, revision 1.29
	Added to the docs the fact that struct keys are now escaped.
	Also put some coverage in the docs on the two ways of
	initializing a struct object.

	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 1.38
	Applied a patch from Chris Darroch to allow better handling of
	arguments in RPC::XML::Server::server_loop. While the
	HTTP::Daemon portion was fine with collapsing the arg list into
	a hash, the Net::Server portion actually has documented
	behavior when it sees the same argument more than once, and
	collapsing to a hash caused these extra arguments to be lost.

0.53	Tuesday February 25, 2003, 01:12:11 AM -0800

	* t/40_server.t, revision 1.7
	Eliminate a warning under 5.00503.

	* lib/RPC/, revision 1.25
	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 1.19
	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 1.10
	* t/50_client.t, revision 1.7
	Changes to the opening of files for base64 data. The existing
	method didn't work under 5.00503.

	* t/15_serialize.t, revision 1.3
	Added consideration to the filehandle-length tests for Win-ish

	* lib/RPC/, revision 1.26
	Added a forgotten binmode() call to an just-opened filehandle
	in the base64-to-file support.

0.52	Monday February 10, 2003, 01:37:05 AM -0800

	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 1.37
	Really got the warning in this time.
	Really. Also got some potential errors that seem to be
	overlooked under auto-loading but appear when auto-loading is

	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 1.18
	Fixed a potentially-confusing problem in the example code
	within the RPC::XML::Client man page, just under "SYNOPSIS".

	*, revision 1.4
	More work to the RPM specfile template. The
	Provides/Requires list should be a lot cleaner now, and it also
	builds packages under rpm 4.1, now.

	* lib/Apache/RPC/, revision 1.22
	Fixed a lurking bug in the Apache::RPC::Server class that was
	not setting the headers properly on responses. Probably lived
	this long because no one else but me was using it, and my
	client is lax enough to ignore it.

0.51	Thursday January 30, 2003, 12:49:07 AM -0800

	* t/11_base64_fh.t, revision 1.4
	Removed an extraneous print line in t/11_base64_fh that caused
	a warning on some systems.

	* t/11_base64_fh.t, revision 1.5
	* t/50_client.t, revision 1.6
	Fixed calls to skip() in the test suites so that they work with
	older versions of the Test module.

	* lib/RPC/, revision 1.24
	* t/10_data.t, revision 1.5
	* t/11_base64_fh.t, revision 1.6
	Calls to the encode_base64 routine from MIME::Base64 now pass a
	zero- length second argument, to suppress newlines between
	Base64 lines when stringifying the RPC::XML::base64 objects.
	This is to accomodate a broken Java XML-RPC package.

	* lib/RPC/XML/, revision 1.36
	Force a default value for the compress_re attribute in
	RPC::XML::Server when none is otherwise present. All my tests
	have had Compress::Zlib available, but when it isn't the
	compress_re attribute was triggering warnings when used in a

0.50	Monday January 27, 2003, 03:24:45 AM -0800

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Changed the usage of =head3 directives in the manual page for
	RPC::XML::Procedure to a =over/=back block instead. The =head3
	directive requires a newer set of pod utilities, and would mean
	the package had trouble building on 5.005 installations.

	* lib/RPC/
	* t/11_base64_fh.t
	Extended the RPC::XML::base64 class to allow for and handle
	being given a filehandle object instead of straight data. The
	object is kept as an open filehandle, and the buffer position
	is always noted and reset when operated on, so that other parts
	of the process using the handle don't get surprised. Added
	tests in t/11_base64_fh.t to exercise this.

	* lib/RPC/
	* t/15_serialize.t
	Added a serialize() method to all the data classes in
	preparation for changing the client and server modules to
	stream XML over the line rather than print it using in-memory
	strings. Added test suite t/15_serialize.t to exercise this.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* t/20_parser.t
	Modified RPC::XML::Parser to accept arguments to new() that
	instruct it to spool Base64 data to a filehandle, using the new
	capabilities of the base64 class described previously. Added
	tests to t/20_parser.t and support for the parameters to the
	constructors of the client and base server classes. Documented
	all around.

	* lib/RPC/
	Re-engineered the test for the "bytes" pragma in RPC::XML, so
	that it now works with Perl 5.005.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Fixed the credentials() method in RPC::XML::Client.

	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	All the internal use of object attributes in RPC::XML::Client
	now use accessors instead of the hash keys directly, to make it
	easier to sub-class the package. The same was done in
	RPC::XML::Server and to some degree in Apache::RPC::Server. The
	server classes are more likely to have problems, though.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	The parsing of incoming data in the client and both server
	classes is now done to a streaming XML parser, eliminating the
	need for the full message to ever be in memory at once.
	Likewise, the client and server classes have new attributes and
	accessor methods to allow them to spool outgoing messages to
	files if the messages threaten to be too large to keep in
	memory (this is best used when dealing with a lot of Base64
	data that is being dealt with directly on disk as well).

0.46	Sunday December 29, 2002, 11:39:05 PM -0800

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Applied a patch from Andrew Langmead to fix a bug in the uri()
	method of RPC::XML::Client. Prior, retrieving the value could
	accidentally reset it. Applied another fix from him to prevent
	a possible warning.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Applied another patch to better handle testing of the
	availability of compression in the client.

	* Makefile.PL
	Moving around some of the RPM spec-file generation caused
	problems with some people trying to build the package if was missing. Fixed this in Makefile.PL.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Fix to RPC::XML::Procedure per tip from Stig Porsgaard, to fix
	the reading of 'signature' arguments to new() when providing
	all the proc data directly. Reported by others as well, but
	Stig nailed it down to a specific line.

0.45	Tuesday October 29, 2002, 09:06:00 PM -0800

	* lib/RPC/
	Fixed a problem in the test-usage of the bytes pragma in
	RPC::XML, reported by Marc Jauvin.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Closed a potential security hole in the parsing of external
	entities, pointed out by Gregory Steuck.

0.43	Sunday August 18, 2002, 10:19:30 PM -0700

	* methods/methodSignature.code
	* t/40_server.t
	* t/60_net_server.t
	Changed methods/methodSignature.code, t/40_server.t and
	t/60_net_server.t so that the provided system.methodSignature
	follows the accepted API (returns a list of lists, rather than
	list of strings). Pointed out by Bjoern Stierand.

	* lib/RPC/
	Added a missing helper (RPC_I4) to

	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	Fixed a bad bug with the newly-added compression support in
	Apache::RPC::Server::handler. Because $self was defined
	earlier, strict failed to point out that my object in that
	scope was called $srv, rather than $self. And $self->compress
	didn't work, amazingly enough. Found and reported by Scott Fagg.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Added a credentials() method to the RPC::XML::Client class to
	set Basic Authentication credentials on the underlying
	LWP::UserAgent object. Per suggestion and sample implementation
	from Stuart Clark.

	* lib/RPC/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Fixed a docs-nit in RPC::XML::Server, and did some major
	clean-up in the docs for RPC::XML. In particular, added
	documentation for one of the data class methods that had been
	overlooked ("type").

0.42	Thursday August  1, 2002, 12:51:12 AM -0700

	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	Changed the test in Apache::RPC::Server of the Content-type
	header so that it accepts a header that contains "text/xml", as
	opposed to only accepting a header that exactly equalled that
	string. Allows for things like SOAP::Lite's XMLRPC::Lite which
	include a charset in the header.

	* lib/RPC/
	time2iso8601() in the RPC::XML module now allows defaulting of
	the $time argument to time() (which means no timezone

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Found a bug in RPC::XML::Parser where base64 data being parsed
	in a request/response message wasn't being properly passed to
	the c'tor for RPC::XML::base64. Reported by Chris Brierley.

	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	Added a line in Apache::RPC::Server to set the Content-Type
	header on HEAD responses. Apache won't take this from the usual
	header() method, it has to be explicitly set with

	* t/40_server.t
	Two of the tests in t/40_server.t could cause fatal errors
	since a return value wasn't tested for ref-ness before having a
	method called on it. Fixed.

	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Compress::Zlib-based compression is now supported in
	RPC::XML::Server, RPC::XML::Client and Apache::RPC::Server. It
	should be compatible with the XMLRPC::Lite package's

0.41	Wednesday May 22, 2002, 02:50:47 AM -0700

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Wrapped the call to XML::Parser::parse (lib/RPC/XML/
	in an eval {} so that parse failures don't kill a server or
	client. Reported by Kevin Greene.

	* lib/RPC/
	An intended clone-operation in RPC::XML::response::new
	(lib/RPC/ was never actually written, which allowed for
	a corner case that could result in new() return undef when it
	shouldn't. Related to the bug reported by Sergey Scherbinin.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	The RPC::XML::Procedure::call method (lib/RPC/XML/
	had one error-check loop that was returning a full
	RPC::XML::response object, instead of just a RPC::XML::fault.
	Reported by Sergey Scherbinin.

0.40	Saturday May  4, 2002, 12:42:18 AM -0700

	* *
	Fixed some grammar problems in error messages, and some

	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	Fixed a bug in the new() method of Apache::RPC::Server where it
	was expecting the value of the "apache" key to be an object of
	the Apache::Server class, but it was actually getting an object
	of the Apache class.

	* etc/make_method
	* etc/rpc-method.dtd
	* lib/RPC/XML/ (added)
	Created RPC::XML::Function class, which is a type of
	server-side encapsulator that doesn't bother with signature
	tests of any kind. The DTD and make_method tool support the new

	* etc/make_method
	Changed the encoding of the Perl code in etc/make_method as
	follows: If the code does not already contain either of the two
	sequences, ']]>' or '__DATA__', then the code is wrapped in a
	<![CDATA[ ]]> section, with #!/usr/bin/perl (actually,
	$Config{startperl}) at the head and __DATA__ at the end.
	Besides leaving the Perl code readable, the *.xpl files can now
	be syntax-checked with "perl -cx". Thanks to the mod_perl guys
	for this idea, cribbed from their manual page.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Abstracted some of the invocation code out of the server class
	and into the RPC::XML::Procedure class, where it really
	belonged. This aided in further eliminating redundancy in the
	server class in the same general area. I may yet want to tune
	this area, but I'm a good deal happier with the reduction in
	complexity and repetition.

0.44	Tuesday April 30, 2002, 11:44:08 PM -0700

	* lib/RPC/
	Cleaned up the exports list in, which still had
	remnants from when this package was intended to extend XML-RPC.
	There were no routines to match the symbols, but the potential
	for error was there.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Fixed a typo in the docs for RPC::XML::Client, and some
	documentation goofs in RPC::XML::Server (regarding the timeout
	method/option). A few doc fixes in RPC::XML::Procedure, for
	good measure.

	* lib/RPC/
	Implemented two fixes sent in by Marc Liyanage: a fix for
	setting the Content-Length headers on messages that takes the
	length in bytes rather than characters; the second is a fix
	around the compression support that makes certain an undef
	isn't evaluated against the regex.

	* lib/RPC/
	The above added an exported function to RPC::XML, so that got
	documented. In the process, it occurred to me to document the
	helper functions like RPC_BOOLEAN, RPC_DOUBLE, etc.

0.37	Friday March 22, 2002, 10:16:08 PM -0800

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Applied a patch to RPC::XML::Server from Tino Wuensche
	(<>) that fixed some of the
	signal-handling and exit-case-handling in server_loop().

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Fixed a bug in RPC::XML::Procedure found by a user (a former
	co-worker from my Denver days, coincidentally enough) that
	would trigger when auto_methods was set to 1 on a server
	object, but the request had no matching file anywhere in the
	search path.

0.36	Tuesday January 29, 2002, 12:11:30 PM -0800

	The file in the t directory was accidentally omitted
	from the 0.35 release. This release is meant only to correct
	that oversight.

0.35	Sunday January 27, 2002, 04:29:19 PM -0800

	* etc/make_method
	Fixed a small bug in make_method that would have caused a
	failure if anyone used the command-line switches to specify
	data, rather than a base-file (specifically, the handling of
	the --code argument). Also clarified a few places in the man

	* lib/Apache/RPC/status.code
	* methods/methodHelp.code
	* methods/status.code
	Found bugs in both versions of the system.status server method
	(both the basic and the Apache flavor). Both were neglecting to
	set the "methods_known" value. Also found a bug in
	system.methodHelp. Amazing what writing the regression tests
	can uncover.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/ (added)
	RPC::XML::Method is now a skeleton file, slated to be removed
	by or before 1.0. It has been renamed to RPC::XML::Procedure,
	and the RPC::XML::Method class is declared as an empty subclass
	of the RPC::XML::Procedure class. Procedures differ from
	methods in that they do not get the server object instance as a
	first parameter in the list that gets passed in.

	* etc/make_method
	* etc/rpc-method.dtd
	* ex/linux.proc.cpuinfo.code
	* ex/linux.proc.meminfo.code
	Support for RPC::XML::Procedure (and general procedure vs.
	method) added to the DTD and the make_method tool. All the
	routines in the ex/ directory are declared as procedures, to
	further illustrate the concept.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	When code blocks for XPL files are eval'd, they are given a
	"package" statement to force subsequent calls to be in the
	RPC::XML::Procedure namespace, rather than defaulting to main
	(a potentially dangerous assumption). The docs on
	routine-calling in RPC::XML::Server have been updated to
	discuss this.

	* t/40_server.t
	Many more tests added to the suite for RPC::XML::Server.

	* t/50_client.t (added)
	Created the test suite for RPC::XML::Client.

	* lib/RPC/
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	RPC::XML::Client no longer returns a full RPC::XML::response
	object from any of its routines. Rather, simple_request still
	does what it always has, and send_request now returns a
	data-type value. All the data-type classes have a method called
	"is_fault" that returns false for all except (of course)
	RPC::XML::fault. This lets callers of send_request test the
	return value to see if it is a fault.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	* t/50_client.t
	Added callback support for errors and faults to the
	RPC::XML::Client class. This allows programmers to tie specific
	actions to cases where a call returns a RPC::XML::fault object,
	or an outright error.

	* t/60_net_server.t (added)
	Created a separate test suite for RPC::XML::Server when used in
	conjunction with the Net::Server package (it skips if the
	latter is not installed on the system).

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Almost all of the method-manipulation routines in
	RPC::XML::Server (all but add_default_methods()) now have
	counterparts called by the same name after s/method/proc/. This
	is purely for syntactical sugar and symmetry. Except in the
	case of add_proc(), where it actually ensures that a
	hash-reference calling convention is geared correctly to add a
	RPC::XML::Procedure object rather than RPC::XML::Method.

0.30	Thursday January  3, 2002, 01:57:29 AM -0800

	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	Apache::RPC::Server::list_servers no longer sorts the list
	before returning it. No reason to assume it matters, or to levy
	that tax against those who don't care.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	RPC::XML::Server::url now constructs saner strings for HTTPS
	and for HTTP on port 80.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	The new() method in RPC::XML::Server wasn't quite handling the
	"host" and "port" arguments that Apache::RPC::Server sent it

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Added a patch to the RPC::XML::Server class from Christopher
	Blizzard ( to allow control over the
	timeout interval that HTTP::Daemon uses in answering new

	* Makefile.PL
	Replaced a GNU Make-centric dependancy rule for the XPL files
	with a more portable .SUFFIXES-based one. This is unfortunate,
	as the % syntax of GNU make is much cleaner. But GNU Make isn't
	universal. Yet.

	* lib/Apache/RPC/ (added)
	This release marks the debut of Apache::RPC::Status, a monitor
	similar in nature and design to Apache::Status, for running RPC
	servers under Apache/mod_perl. See the manual page for details.

	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	Documentation for Apache::RPC::Server was updated based on
	trials and travails in trying to actually set up a
	configuration inside <Perl> blocks. This isn't very clear in
	the mod_perl documentation, but at least the docs for this
	module reflect exactly what I have configured on my development
	box, so I know it works.

0.29	Sunday December  2, 2001, 10:41:39 PM -0800

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Added share_methods(), copy_methods() and delete_method() calls
	to the RPC::XML::Server class (and thus to the Apache class as
	well). Had already added an INSTALL_DIR method to retrieve the
	class-specific installation dir to the Apache class, so
	mirrored it here, as well.

	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	Added list_servers() static method to Apache::RPC::Server, to
	allow for abstract retrieval of the ID-tags of the current
	known servers. This is mainly so Apache::RPC::Status can use it
	in conjunction with get_server() to examine the server objects
	for the sake of stats and such.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Added list_methods() to RPC::XML::Server, to list the object's
	known (published) methods by name. Mainly for use in the
	regression suites, but worth documenting in the API in case
	someone else finds it useful.

	* methods/introspection.code
	* methods/listMethods.code
	* methods/methodHelp.code
	* methods/methodSignature.code
	Four of the provided methods in the introspection API
	(system.introspection, system.listMethods, system.methodHelp
	and system.methodSignature) needed to be updated to use the
	newer API for the XML::RPC::Method class when retrieving
	information from the server.

	* t/30_method.t (added)
	* t/40_server.t (added)
	Started the test suites for RPC::XML::Method and
	RPC::XML::Server. The tests that are delivered as part of this
	build are not fully complete, but should be a reasonable start.

0.28	Sunday October  7, 2001, 09:27:39 PM -0700

	* lib/RPC/
	Found a subtle-but-nasty bug in the handling of
	RPC::XML::string objects. Thanks to Dominic Mitchell
	<> for pointing me in the right direction.

	* lib/RPC/
	Started down the path of making the suite as a whole geared
	more towards real use than illustrative example. The XML
	data-classes now no longer use indention (or any superfluous
	whitespace) in their stringification. This shortened the code
	quite a bit, and will also mean shorter messages. This could
	not have been done cleanly without the tests in t/10_data.t.

	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	* lib/RPC/XML/ (added)
	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Extracted the method-manipulation code into a new class, called
	RPC::XML::Method. This should make method-sharing easier, and
	pull a lot of method-specific code out of RPC::XML::Server and

	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	Clarified some issues in the new() constructor of the
	Apache::RPC::Server class, and also changed the calling
	convention. It no longer treats the first few arguments in any
	special way at all. The arguments are all consistently taken as
	option/value pairs, just as with RPC::XML::Server. The
	documentation reflects this. This may break things built on the
	old style, but in the long run it should prove much better.

0.27	Sunday July  8, 2001, 04:25:51 PM -0700

	* lib/RPC/
	Removed a -w warning from RPC/ Fixed some cases in the
	new() method of RPC::XML::boolean that would have permitted
	invalid data. Added two convenience methods to RPC::XML::fault,
	called code() and string(), that fetch the faultCode and
	faultString member values as native Perl values. The
	RPC::XML::base64 class was using the wrong container tags in
	the as_string method.

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Clarified and expanded some of the documentation in

	* Makefile.PL
	Adjusted the PREREQ_PM hash in Makefile.PL so that it correctly
	looks for LWP, and also looks for File::Spec 0.8 or newer
	(needed to ensure that the splitpath() method is available).

	* t/00_load.t
	* t/10_data.t
	* t/20_parser.t
	Cleaned up the load-tests (t/00_load.t) to use the Test
	harnessing package. Added test suites for the RPC::XML data
	classes (t/10_data.t, 96 tests) and the RPC::XML::Parser
	container-class (t/20_parser.t, 7 tests).

0.26	Monday June 25, 2001, 10:30:18 PM -0700

	* lib/RPC/XML/
	Fixed some doc errors in RPC::XML::Server. Mainly things I had
	simplified, but not updated the docs to reflect.

	* lib/Apache/RPC/
	Added a fair amount to the docs in Apache::RPC::Server. In
	particular, a new section was added that illustrates using
	<Perl> configuration sections to create the server objects in
	the master Apache process, so that they are automatically
	inherited by children.

0.25	Tuesday June 12, 2001, 10:35:09 PM -0700

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