Bio::DB::Biblio::soap - A SOAP-based access to a bibliographic query service
Do not use this object directly, it is recommended to access it and use it through the Bio::Biblio module:
use Bio::Biblio; my $biblio = Bio::Biblio->new (-access => 'soap');
This object contains the real implementation of a Bibliographic Query Service as defined in Bio::DB::BiblioI - using a SOAP protocol to access a WebService (a remote server) that represents a bibliographic repository.
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The main documentation details are to be found in Bio::DB::BiblioI.
Here is the rest of the object methods. Internal methods are preceded with an underscore _.
Usage : my $obj = Bio::Biblio->new(-access => 'soap' ...); (_initialize is internally called from this constructor) Returns : nothing interesting Args : This module recognises and uses following arguments: -namespace => 'urn' The namespace used by the WebService that is being accessed. It is a string which guarantees its world-wide uniqueness - therefore it often has a style of a URL - but it does not mean that such pseudo-URL really exists. ## TODO: This namespace is no longer valid (check for deprecation ## or update) Default is 'http://industry.ebi.ac.uk/openBQS'. -destroy_on_exit => '0' Default value is '1' which means that all Bio::Biblio objects - when being finalised - will send a request to the remote WebService to forget the query collections they represent. If you change it to '0' make sure that you know the query collection identification - otherwise you will not be able to re-established connection with it. This can be done by calling method get_collection_id. -collection_id => '...' It defines what query collection will this object work with. Use this argument when you know a collection ID of an existing query collection and when you wish to re-established connection with it. By default, the collection IDs are set automatically by the query methods - they return Bio::Biblio objects already having a collection ID. A missing or undefined collection ID means that the object represents the whole bibliographic repository (which again means that some methods, like get_all, will be probably refused). -soap => a SOAP::Lite object Usually all Bio::Biblio objects share an instance of the underlying SOAP::Lite module. But you are free to have more - perhaps with different characteristics. See the code for attributes of the default SOAP::Lite object. -httpproxy => 'http://server:port' In addition to the 'location' parameter, you may need to specify also a location/URL of a HTTP proxy server (if your site requires one). Additionally, the main module Bio::Biblio recognises also: -access => '...' -location => '...'
It populates calling object with the given arguments, and then - for some attributes and only if they are not yet populated - it assigns some default values.
This is an actual new() method (except for the real object creation and its blessing which is done in the parent class Bio::Root::Root in method _create_object).
Note that this method is called always as an object method (never as a class method) - and that the object who calls this method may already be partly initiated (from Bio::Biblio::new method); so if you need to do some tricks with the 'class invocation' you need to change Bio::Biblio::new method, not this one.
Usage : print $Bio::DB::Biblio::soap::VERSION; print $Bio::DB::Biblio::soap::Revision;
Usage : print $Bio::DB::Biblio::soap::DEFAULT_SERVICE; print $Bio::DB::Biblio::soap::DEFAULT_NAMESPACE;