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NAME ^

Gedcom::WebServices - Basic web service routines for Gedcom.pm

Version 1.17 - 29th December 2012

SYNOPSIS ^

 wget -qO - http://www.example.com/ws/plain/my_family/i9/name

DESCRIPTION ^

This module provides web service access to a GEDCOM file in conjunction with mod_perl. Using it, A request for information can be made in the form of a URL specifying the GEDCOM file to be used, which information is required and the format in which the information is to be delivered. This information is then returned in the specified format.

There are currently three supported formats:

URLs

The format of the URLs used to access the web services are:

 $BASEURL/$FORMAT/$GEDCOM/$XREF/requested/information
 $BASEURL/$FORMAT/$GEDCOM?search=search_criteria
BASEURL

The base URL to access the web services.

FORMAT

The format in which to return the results.

GEDCOM

The name of the GEDCOM file to use (the extension .ged is assumed).

XREF

The xref of the record about which information is required. XREFs can be obtained initially from a search, and subsequently from certain queries.

requested/information

The information requested. This is in the same format as that taken by the get_value method.

search_criteria

An individual to search for. This is in the same format as that taken by the get_individual method.

EXAMPLES ^

 $ wget -qO - 'http://pjcj.sytes.net:8585/ws/plain/royal92?search=elizabeth_ii'
 /ws/plain/royal92/I52

 $ wget -qO - http://pjcj.sytes.net:8585/ws/plain/royal92/I52
 0 @I52@ INDI
 1   NAME Elizabeth_II Alexandra Mary/Windsor/
 1   TITL Queen of England
 1   SEX F
 1   BIRT
 2     DATE 21 APR 1926
 2     PLAC 17 Bruton St.,London,W1,England
 1   FAMS @F14@
 1   FAMC @F12@

 $ wget -qO - http://pjcj.sytes.net:8585/ws/plain/royal92/I52/name
 Elizabeth_II Alexandra Mary /Windsor/

 $ wget -qO - http://pjcj.sytes.net:8585/ws/plain/royal92/I52/birth/date
 21 APR 1926

 $ wget -qO - http://pjcj.sytes.net:8585/ws/plain/royal92/I52/children
 /ws/plain/royal92/I58
 /ws/plain/royal92/I59
 /ws/plain/royal92/I60
 /ws/plain/royal92/I61

 $ wget -qO - http://pjcj.sytes.net:8585/ws/json/royal92/I52/name
 {"name":"Elizabeth_II Alexandra Mary /Windsor/"}

 $ wget -qO - http://pjcj.sytes.net:8585/ws/xml/royal92/I52/name
 <NAME>Elizabeth_II Alexandra Mary /Windsor/</NAME>

 $ wget -qO - http://pjcj.sytes.net:8585/ws/xml/royal92/I52
 <INDI ID="I52">
   <NAME>Elizabeth_II Alexandra Mary/Windsor/</NAME>
   <TITL>Queen of England</TITL>
   <SEX>F</SEX>
   <BIRT>
     <DATE>21 APR 1926</DATE>
     <PLAC>17 Bruton St.,London,W1,England</PLAC>
   </BIRT>
   <FAMS REF="F14"/>
   <FAMC REF="F12"/>
 </INDI>

CONFIGURATION ^

Add a section similar to the following to your mod_perl config:

 PerlWarn On
 PerlTaintCheck On

 PerlPassEnv GEDCOM_TEST

 <IfDefine GEDCOM_TEST>
     <Perl>
         $Gedcom::TEST = 1;
     </Perl>
 </IfDefine>

 <Perl>
     use Apache::Status;

     $ENV{PATH} = "/bin:/usr/bin";
     delete @ENV{"IFS", "CDPATH", "ENV", "BASH_ENV"};

     $Gedcom::DATA = $Gedcom::ROOT;  # location of data stored on server

     use lib "$Gedcom::ROOT/blib/lib";
     use Gedcom::WebServices;

     my $handlers =
     [ qw
       (
           plain
           xml
           json
       )
     ];

     eval Gedcom::WebServices::_set_handlers($handlers);
     # use Apache::PerlSections; print STDERR Apache::PerlSections->dump;
 </Perl>

 PerlTransHandler Gedcom::WebServices::_parse_uri

BUGS ^

Very probably.

See the BUGS file. And the TODO file.

VERSION ^

Version 1.17 - 29th December 2012

LICENCE ^

Copyright 2005-2012, Paul Johnson (paul@pjcj.net)

This software is free. It is licensed under the same terms as Perl itself.

The latest version of this software should be available from my homepage: http://www.pjcj.net

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