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NAME ^

SOAP::Deserializer - the means by which the toolkit manages the conversion of XML into an object manageable by a developer

DESCRIPTION ^

SOAP::Deserializer provides the means by which incoming XML is decoded into a Perl data structure.

METHODS ^

context

This provides access to the calling context of SOAP::Deserializer. In a client side context the often means a reference to an instance of SOAP::Lite. In a server side context this means a reference to a SOAP::Server instance.

EXAMPLES ^

DESERIALIZING RAW XML INTO A SOAP::SOM OBJECT

A useful utility for SOAP::Deserializer is for parsing raw XML documents or fragments into a SOAP::SOM object. SOAP::Lite developers use this technique to write unit tests for the SOAP::Lite module itself. It is a lot more efficient for testing aspects of the toolkit than generating client calls over the network. This is a perfect way for developers to write unit tests for their custom data types for example.

Here is an example of how raw XML content can be parsed into a SOAP::SOM object by using SOAP::Deserializer:

    $xml = <<END_XML;
    <foo>
      <person>
        <foo>123</foo>
        <foo>456</foo>
      </person>
      <person>
        <foo>789</foo>
        <foo>012</foo>
      </person>
    </foo>
    END_XML

    my $som = SOAP::Deserializer->deserialize($xml);

COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (C) 2000-2004 Paul Kulchenko. All rights reserved.

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

AUTHORS ^

Byrne Reese (byrne@majordojo.com)

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