This library is intended for use by those trying to implement XMLRPC
support (http://www.xmlrpc.org) in their C programs. It was written
because the author could not find any fast, complete implementations of
XMLRPC, most of them thus far having been written in interpreted
languages. It incorporates a few ideas from a previous C effort,
Expat-Ensor. See http://xml.ensor.org for more info on that project.
It has been demonstrated fully compliant with the XMLRPC spec,
having passed the test suite at http://validator.xmlrpc.com.
NEW! Shared libexpat support
With the autotools update the default option to build against a shared
libexpat has been added. The system will search /usr/include/ for expat/h
and /usr/lib/ for libexpat.* if you have these files in another location
please override LDFLAGS and CFLAGS with -L and -I options as approprate
If your distro does not come with a libexpat, please get the latest
version from http://expat.sourceforge.net
Please download and install libexpat from http://expat.sourceforge.net, a
windows setup.exe is avaiable for download and the visual studio project files
are set to look in the location that the expat installer uses :-
C:\Program Files\Expat 2.0.1\
NEW! EXPERIMENTAL support for SOAP.
Experimental support for SOAP is now included. Both XMLRPC and SOAP
can be read/written by the library, and the application need not worry
about it, IE, there is a single API that works for both, and the choice
is made at serialization time. When reading, the XML vocabulary will be
automatically detected. For an example of using SOAP, see sample.c in
the samples directory.
Various iterations of this code have been/are running at
Epinions.com and are sufficiently fast for the high traffic volume this
site encounters, with several xmlrpc type requests generated for each user
http request. No specific speed claims are made. Your mileage may vary.
If you have robodoc installed on your system, API Documentation can be
generated from source like this:
Sample programs are in ./sample. See ./sample --help or the source files
for more info on these.
It is the author's hope that this code will be found useful by someone,
and would like to hear about how and where it is being used, or
suggestions for improvement.
Dan Libby <email@example.com>, Epinions.com, Inc.