Author image Martin Kutter
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This class provides a Jabber-based transport backend for SOAP::Lite.

This class uses the Net::Jabber classes to abstract the Jabber protocol away from the direct notice of the application. Besides maintaining any needed objects internally, the package also uses a separate class as a proxy between communication layers, SOAP::Transport::JABBER::Query. The Jabber support provides both client and server classes.


Inherits from: SOAP::Client, Net::Jabber::Client. This class provides localized implementations for both the new and send_receive methods, neither of which are changed in terms of interface. The only difference is that the send_receive method doesn't directly use the action hash key on the input it receives. In addition to these two basic methods, the server class overrides the endpoint method it would otherwise inherit from SOAP::Client:


In the general sense, this still acts as a basic accessor method, with the same get value/set value behavior used consistently through the SOAP::Lite module. The difference between this version and most others is that when the endpoint is initially set or is changed, the client object makes the connection to the Jabber endpoint, sending the proper authentication credentials and setting up the conversation mechanism using the SOAP::Transport::JABBER::Query class as a delegate. It then calls the superclass endpoint method to ensure that all other related elements are taken care of.


Inherits from: SOAP::Server.

The server class provided for Jabber support defines a slightly different interface to the constructor. The server manages the Jabber communication by means of an internal Net::Jabber::Client instance. In a fashion similar to that used by SOAP::Transport::HTTP::Daemon, the server class catches methods that are meant for the Jabber client and treats them as if the class inherits directly from that class, without actually doing so. In doing so, the handle method is implemented as a frontend to the Process method of the Jabber client class. The difference in the interface to the constructor is:

new(URI, optional server key/value options)
    $srv = SOAP::Transport::JABBER::Server-> new($uri);

The constructor for the class expects that the first argument will be a Jabber-style URI, followed by the standard set of optional key/value pairs of method names and their parameters. All the method/parameter pairs are delegated to the superclass constructor; only the Jabber URI is handled locally. It's used to set up the Net::Jabber::Client instance that manages the actual communications.


This module is currently unmaintained, so if you find a bug, it's yours - you probably have to fix it yourself. You could also become maintainer - just send an email to


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