wsdl2perl(1) create perl bindings for SOAP webservices.




 prefix            p   Prefix for all generated classes. If you set "-p=Foo",
                       you will get "FooAttributes", "FooTypes",
                                           "FooElements" and so on.
 attribute_prefix  a   Prefix for XML attribute classes.
                       Default: MyAttributes
 type_prefix       t   Prefix for type classes.
                       Default: MyTypes
 element_prefix    e   Prefix for element classes.
                       Default: MyElements
 typemap_prefix    m   Prefix for typemap classes.
                       Default: MyTypemaps
 interface_prefix  i   Prefix for interface classes.
                       Default: MyInterfaces
 server_prefix     sp  Prefix for server classes.
                       Default: MyServer
 base_path         b   Path to create classes in.
                       Default: .
 typemap_include   mi  File to include in typemap. Must eval() to a valid
                       perl hash (not a hash ref !).
 proxy             x   HTTP(S) proxy to use (if any). wsdl2perl will also
                       use the proxy settings specified via the HTTP_PROXY
                       and HTTPS_PROXY environment variables.
 keep_alive            Use http keep_alive.
 user                  Username for HTTP authentication
 password              Password. wsdl2perl will prompt if not given.
 generator         g   Generator to use.
                       Default: XSD
 server            s   Generate a server interface (currently only CGI
 help              h   Show help content


Generates a interface class for a SOAP web service described by a WSDL definition.

The following classes are created:

  • A interface class for every SOAP port in service

    Interface classes are what you will mainly deal with: They provide a method for accessing every web service method.

    If you chose to generate Server interfaces, a class for every SOAP port in every Web service.

    You'll have to implement a method for each of the implemented methods. You may implement these methods in the CGI script / handler, or in any class to dispatch calls to.

  • A typemap for every service

    Typemaps are used internally by SOAP::WSDL for parsing the SOAP message into object trees.

    If the WSDL definition is incomplete, you may need to add some lines to your typemap. Especially definitions for faults are sometimes left out.

    Additional typemap content may be included by passing a file name as typemap_include (mi) option.

  • A type class for every element, complexType or simpleType definition

    You may need to write additional type classes if your WSDL is incomplete.

    For writing your own lib classes, see SOAP::WSDL::XSD::Typelib::Element, SOAP::WSDL::XSD::Typelib::ComplexType and SOAP::WSDL::XSD::Typelib::SimpleType.


Accessing HTTPS URLs

You need Crypt::SSLeay installed for accessing HTTPS URLs.

Accessing protected documents

Use the -u option for specifying the user name. You will be prompted for a password.

Alternatively, you may specify a passowrd with --password on the command line.

Accessing documents protected by NTLM authentication

Set the --keep_alive option.

Note that accessing documents protected by NTLM authentication is currently untested, because I have no access to a system using NTLM authentication. If you try it, I would be glad if you could just drop me a note about success or failure.


Copyright 2007 Martin Kutter.

This file is part of SOAP-WSDL. You may distribute/modify it under the same terms as perl itself


Martin Kutter <martin.kutter>