Christian Wenz

NAME

DISCO - DISCO client interface

SYNOPSIS

 use DISCO;

 my $disco = DISCO->new(URI => 'http://');
 print 'ref: ' . $disco->get_ref . "\n";
 print 'docRef: ' . $disco->get_docRef . "\n";
 print 'address: ' . $disco->get_address;

DESCRIPTION

This module provide functions to interpret DISCO. DISCO (short for Discovery) is a pseudo-standard by Microsoft. A published .disco file, which is an XML document that contains links to other resources that describe the XML Web service, enables programmatic discovery of an XML Web service. More information at msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/cpguide/html/cpconwebservicediscovery.asp.

The interface exposed provides access to the ref, docRef and address attributes of a DISCO file.

FUNCTIONS

The following functions are provided. All are exported by default. All the get_xxx() return the value of the xxx attribute in the provided XML. The constructor expects the URI of the DISCO file in the URI parameter.

get_ref()

This function returns the value of the ref element in the DISCO file.

get_docRef()

This function returns the value of the docRef element in the DISCO file.

get_address()

This function returns the value of the address element in the DISCO file.

GLOBALS

$URI

The URI of the DISCO file.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS

Does not understand (yet) multiple entries in the DISCO file
Does not support (yet) local DISCO files
Limited support for auto-generated DISCO files by Visual Studio .NET
Automatic generation of WSDL proxies (using SOAP::Lite) not yet implemented

SEE ALSO

DISCO reqires use XML::Simple and LWP::UserAgent.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/cpguide/html/cpconwebservicediscovery.asp

AUTHOR

Christian Wenz <wenz@cpan.org>

Copyright 2004 Christian Wenz -- http://www.hauser-wenz.de/

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.