[Israel.pm] SOAP in perl

Uri Bruck bruck at actcom.net.il
Tue Jul 29 12:26:01 PDT 2008

ik wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying  to send a soap xml to a .net soap server using perl (why
> does .net have to use SOAP for such simple update ?! errr).
It doesn't have to.
> I found SOAP::Lite to be over complicated to my understanding, so I
> tried to use LWP instead.
> an example for what I'm doing is as follows:
> sub send_content
> {
>   my $content = shift or return 0;
>   my $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new;
>   $ua->agent("WashingSOAP/0.1");
>   # Create a request
>   my $req = HTTP::Request->new(POST => 'http://...../');
>   $req->header('SOAPAction' => '"http://tempuri.org/Save"');
>   $req->content_type('application/soap+xml; charset=utf-8');
>   #$req->content_type('text/xml; charset=utf-8');
>   $req->content($content);
>   # Pass request to the user agent and get a response back
>   my $res = $ua->request($req);
>   # Check the outcome of the response
>   if ($res->is_success)
>   {
>     return $res->content;
>   }
>   else
>   {
>     return 0;
>   }
> }
> I'm always having 500 error, and I wonder if anyone knows what am I
> missing (the XML I'm sending seems to be valid according to the .net
> people).
Would these be the .net people responsible for the server?
If so, could you ask them for some log that shows what happens when the 
query reaches the server?
Is your XML  message style or RPC style?
In the latter case, if you're miscalling the method, either by name or 
by signature, it could be the cause of the error.

I don't think SOAP::Lite should be more complicated than generating your 
own XML message, quite the contrary, it's not the only option in Perl.
There're also

Most of my experience was with SOAP::Lite and I haven't had a chance to 
try those modules yet, but it might be worth your while to try that last 

> Thanks,
> Ido


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