- SOAP::Lite for SOAP 1.2 Web Service

This section provides a tutorial example on how to use SOAP::Lite 0.710 to call a SOAP 1.2 Web service, GetSpeech, provided by a .NET server at

Enough hacking on the SOAP::Lite code, it's time to finalize my GetSpeech SOAP 1.2 client program. I decided to set DEFAULT_HTTP_CONTENT_TYPE constant to fix the media type issue.

#- Copyright (c) 2009 by Dr. Herong Yang,
#- All rights reserved
   use SOAP::Lite;

   my $proxy = '';
   my $uri = '';
   my $method = "GetSpeech";
   my $soapAction = sub {return "$uri/$method"};
   my ($phrase) = @ARGV;

#- Building the parameter element
   my $parameter = SOAP::Data
        ->name("Request") # set the element name
        ->value($phrase); # set the value

#- Creating the SOAP client object
   my $client = SOAP::Lite->new()
      ->soapversion('1.2') # set to SOAP 1.2
      ->envprefix('soap12') # set prefix for SOAP 1.2 namespace
      ->default_ns($uri) # set the default namespace for method
      ->on_action($soapAction) # set the SOAPAction
      ->readable(true) # make the XML readable
      ->proxy($proxy); # set the proxy URL
#- Overriding the constant
      = 'application/soap+xml';

#- Calling the Web service
   my $som = $client->call($method=>($parameter));
   my $output = $som->result;
   print $output . "\n";

When executing, I got this:

\herong> "To be, or not to be"
To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler 
in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, 

The result is identical to developed previously.

Last update: 2009.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Web Service

 Introduction to SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol)

 SOAP Message Structure

 SOAP Message Transmission and Processing

 SOAP Data Model

 SOAP Encoding

 SOAP RPC Presentation

 SOAP Properties Model

 SOAP Message Exchange Patterns

 SOAP HTTP Binding

 SOAP Perl Implementations

 SOAP PHP Implementations

 SOAP Java Implementations

 Perl SOAP::Lite - SOAP Server-Client Communication Module

 Perl Socket Test Program for HTTP and SOAP

 Perl SOAP::Lite for GetSpeech SOAP 1.1 Web Service

Perl SOAP::Lite 0.710 for SOAP 1.2 Web Services

 Installing SOAP::Lite 0.710 to Support SOAP 1.2

 Features in SOAP::Lite 0.710

 Methods on SOAP::Lite 0.710 Client Object

 Testing SOAP::Lite Client Objects

 Request Differences between SOAP 1.1 and SOAP 1.2 - Testing GetSpeech on Local Host

 soapversion('1.2') and envprefix('soap12') Must Used Together

 default_ns() - Setting Default namespace for Body Elements

 SOAP::Data - Utility Class to Generate XML Elements

 SOAPAction - Not Needed, But No Way to Remove It

 Unsupported Media Type: "application/soap"


 content_type() method in the HTTP::Headers Class - SOAP::Lite for SOAP 1.2 Web Service

 Perl SOAP::Lite 0.710 for WSDL

 PHP SOAP Extension Client Programs

 PHP SOAP Extension Server Programs

 Java Socket and HttpURLConnection for SOAP

 SAAJ - SOAP with Attachments API for Java

 SoapUI - SOAP Web Service Testing Tool

 WS-Security - SOAP Message Security Extension

 WS-Security X.509 Certificate Token

 Web Services and SOAP Terminology


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