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XML::Compile::SOAP::Operation - base-class for possible interactions


 XML::Compile::SOAP::Operation is extended by


 # created by XML::Compile::WSDL11
 my $op = $wsdl->operation('GetStockPrices');


These objects are created by XML::Compile::WSDL11, grouping information about a certain specific message interchange between a client and a server.



 -Option   --Default
  action     undef
  endpoints  []
  kin        <required>
  nam        <required>
  schemas    <required>
  transport  'HTTP'
action => STRING

Some string which is refering to the action which is taken. For SOAP protocols, this defines the soapAction header.

endpoints => ADDRESS|ARRAY

Where to contact the server.

kin => d

This returns the type of operation this is. There are four kinds, which are returned as strings one-way, request-response, sollicit-response, and notification. The latter two are initiated by a server, the former two by a client.

nam => e
schemas => XML::Compile::Cache
transport => URI|'HTTP'

HTTP is short for, which is a constant to indicate that transport should use the HyperText Transfer Protocol.



Returns the class name which implements the Client side for this protocol.


Returns the list of alternative URLs for the end-point, which should be defined within the service's port declaration.


Returns the class name which implements the Server side for this protocol.


Used for the soapAction header in HTTP transport, for routing messages through firewalls.


Only available when XML::Compile::SOAP::WSA is loaded. It specifies the name of the operation in the WSA header. With INPUT, it is the Action to be used with a message sent to the server (input to the server). The OUTPUT is used by the server in its message back.



Returns one CODE reference which handles the conversion from a perl data-structure into a request message, the transmission of the request, the receipt of the answer, and the decoding of that answer into a Perl data-structure.


Returns a code reference which translates in incoming XML message into Perl a data-structure, then calls the callback. The result of the callback is encoded from Perl into XML and returned.

 -Option  --Default
  callback  <required>
callback => CODE

Create the transporter code for a certain specific target.

 -Option        --Default
  endpoint        <from WSDL>
  server          undef
  transport_hook  undef
  transporter     <created>
endpoint => URI|ARRAY-of-URI

Overrule the destination address(es).

server => URI-HOST

Overrule only the server part in the endpoint, not the whole endpoint. This could be a string like username:password@myhost:4711. Only used when no explicit endpoint is provided.

transport_hook => CODE

Passed to XML::Compile::Transport::compileClient(hook). Can be used to create off-line tests and last resort work-arounds. See the DETAILs chapter in the XML::Compile::Transport manual page.

transporter => CODE

The routine which will be used to exchange the data with the server. This code is created by an XML::Compile::Transport::compileClient() extension. By default, a transporter compatible to the protocol is created. However, in most cases you want to reuse one (HTTP1.1) connection to a server.



Dump an annotated structure showing how the operation works, helping developers to understand the schema. FORMAT is PERL or XML.

The DIRECTION is INPUT, it will return the message which the client sends to the server (input for the server). The OUTPUT message is sent as response by the server.

XML::Compile::SOAP::Operation->register(URI, ENVNS)

Declare an operation type, but WSDL specific URI and envelope namespace.


This module is part of XML-Compile-SOAP distribution version 2.38, built on August 22, 2013. Website:

Other distributions in this suite: XML::Compile, XML::Compile::SOAP, XML::Compile::SOAP12, XML::Compile::SOAP::Daemon, XML::Compile::SOAP::WSA, XML::Compile::C14N, XML::Compile::WSS, XML::Compile::WSS::Signature, XML::Compile::Tester, XML::Compile::Cache, XML::Compile::Dumper, XML::Compile::RPC, XML::Rewrite and XML::LibXML::Simple.

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Copyrights 2007-2013 by [Mark Overmeer]. For other contributors see ChangeLog.

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

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