[Catalyst] Web Services Integration with Catalyst

Ash Berlin ash_cpan at firemirror.com
Mon Oct 15 09:16:14 GMT 2007

Bill Moseley wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 14, 2007 at 08:38:52PM +0100, Matt S Trout wrote:
>> Catalyst::Plugin::Server is what was going to be the community-designed new
>> Plugin::XMLRPC until the namespace owner decided he didn't like the API,
>> revoked the PAUSE bits for the ::Server authors and released his own
>> one-day-hack rewrite with no reference to any of the design work done. So
>> we picked a new namespace and went ahead with ::Server anyway.
> Not sure I followed all of that.  I was confused about which namespace
> you were referring to, but I see you responded about that in another
> thread.
> I have a more general Catalyst question about Catalyst::Plugin::Server's
> design.
> Catalyst::Plugin::Server::XMLRPC uses prepare_action to both parse
> the XML *and* to call prepare_action to find the action for the
> request.
> Shouldn't the parsing happen earlier in the request (prepare_body)?
> Why do I ask?
> I'm toying with using a ticket based authentication where the token
> would be sent in the XMLRPC request body, but use the existing
> (cookie-based) session setup that that application uses.

Using cookies for XMLRPC is considered bad form - most clients that talk
to XMLRPC wont have a cookie jar.

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