Astro::Catalog::Transport::WebService - A base class for WebService querys
use base qw/ Astro::Catalog::Transport::WebService /;
This class forms a base class for all the WebService based query classes in the
Astro::Catalog distribution (eg
Create a new instance from a hash of options
$q = new Astro::Catalog::Transport::WebService( Coords => new Astro::Coords(), Radius => $radius, Bright => $magbright, Faint => $magfaint, Sort => $sort_type, Number => $number_out );
returns a reference to an query object. Must only called from sub-classed constructors.
RA and Dec are also allowed but are deprecated (since with only RA/Dec the coordinates must always be supplied as J2000 space-separated sexagesimal format).
querydb()method is not provided by this base class, each sub-class must provide its own implemetation.
Return (or set) the current proxy for the catalog request.
$usno->proxy( 'http://wwwcache.ex.ac.uk:8080/' ); $proxy_url = $usno->proxy();
Return the current remote urn for the query
$host = $q->urn();
Can also be used to set the urn.
Return the current endpoint for the query
$host = $q->endpoint(); $q->endpoint( 'http://www.blah.org:8080' ););
Can also be used to set the endpoint. If the endpoint is a wsdl file the SOAP::Lite object will automagically be configured to use the correct URN, e.g.
$q->endpoint( 'http://cdsws.u-strasbg.fr/axis/Sesame.jws?wsdl' );
Configures the object, takes an options hash as an argument
$q->configure( %options );
Does nothing if the array is not supplied.