SOAP::Deserializer - the means by which the toolkit manages the conversion of XML into an object manageable by a developer
SOAP::Deserializer provides the means by which incoming XML is decoded into a Perl data structure.
This provides access to the calling context of
SOAP::Deserializer. In a client side context the often means a reference to an instance of SOAP::Lite. In a server side context this means a reference to a SOAP::Server instance.
A useful utility for SOAP::Deserializer is for parsing raw XML documents or fragments into a SOAP::SOM object. SOAP::Lite developers use this technique to write unit tests for the SOAP::Lite module itself. It is a lot more efficient for testing aspects of the toolkit than generating client calls over the network. This is a perfect way for developers to write unit tests for their custom data types for example.
Here is an example of how raw XML content can be parsed into a SOAP::SOM object by using SOAP::Deserializer:
$xml = <<END_XML; <foo> <person> <foo>123</foo> <foo>456</foo> </person> <person> <foo>789</foo> <foo>012</foo> </person> </foo> END_XML my $som = SOAP::Deserializer->deserialize($xml);
Copyright (C) 2000-2004 Paul Kulchenko. All rights reserved.
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
Byrne Reese (firstname.lastname@example.org)