908Re: problems with XMLRPC and zope
- Oct 12, 2001Thanks Paul,
$XMLRPC::Constants::DO_NOT_USE_CHARSET = 1;
works great in all cases.
I'll send this to zope-dev to get them to change the content-type behavior.
--- In soaplite@y..., Paul Kulchenko <paulclinger@y...> wrote:
> Hi, Mathieu!
> > and here is a header for the same request as generated by
> > XMLRPC::Lite (which doesn't work):
> > POST http://www.example.com/index.html
> > Accept: text/xml
> > Accept: multipart/*
> > Content-Length: 108
> > Content-Type: text/xml; charset=utf-8
> This is the header that XMLRPC::Lite's debug shows, but it's not
> exactly header that is presented on wire. Low-level LWP::Protocol
> library modifies this information to satisfy requirements of used
> protocols and as the result header on wire looks more like:
> POST /RPC2 HTTP/1.0
> Accept: text/xml
> Accept: multipart/*
> Host: betty.userland.com
> Content-Length: 319
> Content-Type: text/xml; charset=utf-8
> Notice that Host header is present there. It's added by LWP::Protocol
> even if it wasn't specified by application. HTTP/1.0 string is also
> added. I think generated message is perfectly valid.
> > The other problem is the "Content-type" line. Zope only recognizes
> > a POST as an XML-RPC request if the content type is "text/xml", it
> > thinks it's something else if the content is "text/xml;
> > charset=utf-8". The xmlrpc specs say:
> > The Content-Type is text/xml.
> > So I'm not sure whether that's a Zope bug or a XMLRPC::Lite
> > problem, but the spec doesn't mention "charset" anywhere, so I
> > would tend to believe it's a XMLRPC::Lite problem.
> I'm biased here, but the problem is that XMLRPC spec overrides HTTP
> spec here. The reason is valid, make client as simple as possible,
> but I don't think that requests, otherwise valid, should be rejected.
> You may specify:
> $XMLRPC::Constants::DO_NOT_USE_CHARSET = 1;
> right after 'use XMLRPC::Lite' and charset will not be generated.
> I will specify this option by default, to be fully compliant with
> XMLRPC spec, and you'll be able to switch it off if needed.
> Let me know if you still can't connect for any reason.
> Best wishes, Paul.
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