NAME

XML::RPC::Fast - Fast and modular implementation for an XML-RPC client and server

SYNOPSIS

Generic usage

    use XML::RPC::Fast;
    
    my $server = XML::RPC::Fast->new( undef, %args );
    my $client = XML::RPC::Fast->new( $uri,  %args );

Create a simple XML-RPC service:

    use XML::RPC::Fast;
    
    my $rpc = XML::RPC::Fast->new(
        undef,                         # the url is not required by server
        external_encoding => 'koi8-r', # any encoding, accepted by Encode
        #internal_encoding => 'koi8-r', # not supported for now
    );
    my $xml = do { local $/; <STDIN> };
    length($xml) == $ENV{CONTENT_LENGTH} or warn "Content-Length differs from actually received";
    
    print "Content-type: text/xml; charset=$rpc->{external_encoding}\n\n";
    print $rpc->receive( $xml, sub {
        my ( $methodname, @params ) = @_;
        return { you_called => $methodname, with_params => \@params };
    } );

Make a call to an XML-RPC service:

    use XML::RPC::Fast;
    
    my $rpc = XML::RPC::Fast->new(
        'http://your.hostname/rpc/url'
    );
    
    # Syncronous call
    my @result = $rpc->req(
        call => [ 'examples.getStateStruct', { state1 => 12, state2 => 28 } ],
        url => 'http://...',
    );
    
    # Syncronous call (compatibility method)
    my @result = $rpc->call( 'examples.getStateStruct', { state1 => 12, state2 => 28 } );
    
    # Syncronous or asyncronous call
    $rpc->req(
        call => ['examples.getStateStruct', { state1 => 12, state2 => 28 }],
        cb   => sub {
            my @result = @_;
        },
    );
    
    # Syncronous or asyncronous call (compatibility method)
    $rpc->call( sub {
        my @result = @_;
        
    }, 'examples.getStateStruct', { state1 => 12, state2 => 28 } );
    

DESCRIPTION

XML::RPC::Fast is format-compatible with XML::RPC, but may use different encoders to parse/compose xml. Curerntly included encoder uses XML::LibXML, and is 3 times faster than XML::RPC and 75% faster, than XML::Parser implementation

METHODS

new ($url, %args)

Create XML::RPC::Fast object, server if url is undef, client if url is defined

req( %ARGS )

Clientside. Make syncronous or asyncronous call (depends on UA).

If have cb, will invoke $cb with results and should not croak

If have no cb, will return results and croak on error (only syncronous UA)

Arguments are

call => [ methodName => @args ]

array ref of call arguments. Required

cb => $cb->(@results)

Invocation callback. Optional for syncronous UA. Behaviour is same as in call with $cb and without

url => $request_url

Alternative invocation URL. Optional. By default will be used defined from constructor

headers => { http-headers hashref }

Additional http headers to request

external_encoding => '...,

Specify the encoding, used inside XML container just for this request. Passed to encoder

call( 'method_name', @arguments ) : @results

Clientside. Make syncronous call and return results. Croaks on error. Just a simple wrapper around req

call( $cb->(@res), 'method_name', @arguments ): void

Clientside. Make syncronous or asyncronous call (depends on UA) and invoke $cb with results. Should not croak. Just a simple wrapper around req

receive ( $xml, $handler->($methodName,@args) ) : xml byte-stream

Serverside. Process received XML and invoke $handler with parameters $methodName and @args and returns response XML

On error conditions $handler could set $XML::RPC::Fast::faultCode and die, or return rpcfault($faultCode,$faultString)

    ->receive( $xml, sub {
        # ...
        return rpcfault( 3, "Some error" ) if $error_condition
        $XML::RPC::Fast::faultCode = 4 and die "Another error" if $another_error_condition;

        return { call => $methodname, params => \@params };
    })

registerType

Proxy-method to encoder. See XML::RPC::Enc

registerClass

Proxy-method to encoder. See XML::RPC::Enc

OPTIONS

Below is the options, accepted by new()

ua

Client only. Useragent object, or package name

    ->new( $url, ua => 'LWP' ) # same as XML::RPC::UA::LWP
    # or 
    ->new( $url, ua => 'XML::RPC::UA::LWP' )
    # or 
    ->new( $url, ua => XML::RPC::UA::LWP->new( ... ) )
    # or 
    ->new( $url, ua => XML::RPC::UA::Curl->new( ... ) )

timeout

Client only. Timeout for calls. Passed directly to UA

    ->new( $url, ua => 'LWP', timeout => 10 )

useragent

Client only. Useragent string. Passed directly to UA

    ->new( $url, ua => 'LWP', useragent => 'YourClient/1.11' )

encoder

Client and server. Encoder object or package name

    ->new( $url, encoder => 'LibXML' )
    # or 
    ->new( $url, encoder => 'XML::RPC::Enc::LibXML' )
    # or 
    ->new( $url, encoder => XML::RPC::Enc::LibXML->new( ... ) )

internal_encoding NOT IMPLEMENTED YET

Specify the encoding you are using in your code. By default option is undef, which means flagged utf-8 For translations is used Encode, so the list of accepted encodings fully derived from it.

external_encoding

Specify the encoding, used inside XML container. By default it's utf-8. Passed directly to encoder

    ->new( $url, encoder => 'LibXML', external_encoding => 'koi8-r' )

ACCESSORS

url

Get or set client url

encoder

Direct access to encoder object

ua

Direct access to useragent object

FUNCTIONS

rpcfault(faultCode, faultString)

Returns hash structure, that may be returned by serverside handler, instead of die. Not exported by default

CUSTOM TYPES

sub {{ 'base64' => encode_base64($data) }}

When passing a CODEREF as a value, encoder will simply use the returned hashref as a type => value pair.

bless( do{\(my $o = encode_base64('test') )}, 'base64' )

When passing SCALARREF as a value, package name will be taken as type and dereference as a value

bless( do{\(my $o = { something =>'complex' } )}, 'base64' )

When passing REFREF as a value, package name will be taken as type and XML::Hash::LX::hash2xml(deref) would be used as value

customtype( $type, $data )

Easily compose SCALARREF based custom type

BUGS & SUPPORT

Bugs reports and testcases are welcome.

It you write your own Enc or UA, I may include it into distribution

If you have propositions for default custom types (see Enc), send me patches

See http://rt.cpan.org to report and view bugs.

AUTHOR

Mons Anderson, <mons@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE

Copyright (c) 2008-2009 Mons Anderson.

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