Thanks. That's what I'm doing, and it is working, but it doesn't seem like it will be very robust, and I don't know if my roll your own will be compliant with MS SOAP messages and Apache SOAP messages.
I'm reading the Soap:Envelope and Body XML via the $HTTP_RAW_DATA_POST variable. It comes as a string. I parse that XML to determine the method to invode (create, edit whatever). It works, but just seems sketch. Especially the ack back to the poster. It says 200 OK, because the host and file I'm posting to are found, but if there is an error in the method or anywhere else, I'm supposed build the SOAP:Fault XML and send that back. I mean all the IP functions in PHP are so nice, and SOAP is an IP service as well. Why no love for SOAP? -----Original Message----- From: Chris Bailey [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Monday, October 01, 2001 1:30 PM To: Dahnke, Eric; [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: [PHP] SOAP Tool Kit for PHP You could also consider possibly the reverse of what you're doing. I'm not sure if it would actually work well, nor can I give you real details on how to do it, but you can always use Java classes from PHP. Depending on how much SOAP is needed/used across your site, you could continue with PHP for the bulk of your site, and just use Java classes to handle the SOAP stuff when needed. The primary issue I don't know about since I haven't looked into it, is whether it's reasonable to have PHP receive the initial SOAP request and how you would then hand it off to the Java classes for processing, etc. Anyway, just a thought... -----Original Message----- From: Dahnke, Eric [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Monday, October 01, 2001 8:15 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [PHP] SOAP Tool Kit for PHP My god does PHP need one. Or a library of functions to use. Yes, I have built in CURL support and am reading the $HTTP_RAW_DATA_POST variable and rolling my own as they say, but it sure would be nice. I've seen Manual Lemos' soap classes, and they are cool, but aren't really what I need. PHP is fast, has beautiful syntax and I love it, but I think it needs to grow up a bit. I don't mean to start a war, but it is true, php needs to evolve into something beyond a newbie language great for producing db driven web-sites. I wish I could help, and after a few more C classes I will be able to, but until then, I can only hope some C wizard is producing something like this. Web-services are going to be big. Independent of .net (*uck MS), but the messaging (SOAP) paradigm over http is going to be big. How does php fit in there? It looks as though we're headed over to tomcat, and I'm probably going to bring a bunch of php developers with me. And that sucks, because tomcat is slow, and it takes twice as long to produce an application w/ non masters level or big time CS people. The first thing I'm going to try though is running php as a servlet under tomcat, but it's only to get at the apache soap tools. See what I mean. Thanks to all the php developers. 'gards - Eric -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For additional commands, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To contact the list administrators, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For additional commands, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To contact the list administrators, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]