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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Introduction

    1. What XML-RPC Does

    2. Where XML-RPC Excels

    3. A Quick Tour of the Minefields

  2. Chapter 2 The XML-RPC Protocol

    1. Choreography

    2. Data Types

    3. Request Format

    4. Response Format

    5. The Nil Value

    6. A DTD for XML-RPC

  3. Chapter 3 Client-Server Communication: XML-RPC in Java

    1. Why XML-RPC for Java?

    2. The XML-RPC Java Library

    3. Building XML-RPC Clients

    4. Building XML-RPC Servers

    5. Creating XML-RPC Handlers

    6. Three Practical Examples

    7. Moving Toward Cross-Platform Peer-to-Peer

  4. Chapter 4 XML-RPC and Perl

    1. Perl’s Implementation of XML-RPC

    2. Data Types

    3. XML-RPC Clients

    4. XML-RPC Servers

    5. Integrating XML-RPC into a Web Server

  5. Chapter 5 Integrating Web Applications: XML-RPC in PHP

    1. Getting the XML-RPC Library for PHP

    2. Understanding the Client Classes

    3. Mapping Data Between PHP and XML-RPC

    4. Invoking Methods

    5. Building XML-RPC Servers in PHP

    6. Connecting Web Applications

    7. What PHP and XML-RPC Can Do

  6. Chapter 6 XML-RPC and Python

    1. Python Implementations of XML-RPC

    2. Installing PythonWare XML-RPC

    3. Data Types

    4. XML-RPC Clients

    5. XML-RPC Servers

    6. Integrating XML-RPC into a Web Server

    7. Using Zope as an XML-RPC Server

  7. Chapter 7 Bridging XML-RPC and COM: XML-RPC in ASP

    1. Using XML-RPC with ASP

    2. Making Active Server Pages More Active

    3. Data Types and the API

    4. Building an Address Book Web Service with ASP

    5. Talking to MS Access from Linux

    6. An XML-RPC Client in ASP

    7. Creating a Window to Linux

    8. Connections and Caveats

  8. Chapter 8 XML-RPC and the Web Services Landscape

    1. The Web Services Vision

    2. Public XML-RPC Services

    3. Design Considerations for Any XML-RPC Application

    4. Beyond XML-RPC

    5. Protocol Design Choices

    6. XML-RPC and Web Services

  1. Appendix The XML You Need for XML-RPC

    1. What is XML?

    2. Anatomy of an XML Document

    3. Character Encodings

    4. Validity

    5. Tools for Processing XML

    6. Is That All There Is?

  2. Appendix The HTTP You Need for XML-RPC

    1. A Bit About TCP/IP

    2. HTTP at the Start of the Web

    3. Adding Two-Way Communications

    4. Making Two-Way Communications Efficient

    5. Making the Infrastructure Do Something Different

    6. Infrastructure Details

  3. Colophon