# # ReleaseNotes.txt # # $Id: ReleaseNotes.txt,v 1.1 2004/10/26 16:05:40 byrnereese Exp $ The following is a compilation of various issues developers should be aware of when developing Web services using SOAP::Lite. LIMITED WSDL SUPPORT - SOAP::Lite is not capable of generating WSDLs automatically. If you require a WSDL for a service written using SOAP::Lite, please consider using a tool like XML Spy, or CapeClear's WSDL Editor. NO ENTITY DECODING SOAP::Lite uses XML::Parser::Lite which relies on Unicode support in Perl and therefore doesn't perform XML ENTITY decoding. LIMITED SUPPORT FOR MUSTUNDERSTAND and ACTOR ATTRIBUTES SOAP::Lite does not currently heed the soap:mustUnderstand XML attribute, or SOAP actor attributes. DOCUMENT-LITERAL SUPPORT All literal encoding support for SOAP::Lite is marked EXPERIMENTAL, and it is incomplete. Developers are encouraged to use this capability but should be fore-warned. CLIENT SIDE WSDL SUPPORT SOAP::Lites ability to consume a WSDL and generate the necessary message based on that WSDL is improving, but it does not work with complex types. SERVICE SIDE WSDL SUPPORT Perl is a loosely typed language making it extraordinarily difficult to generate a reliable WSDL based upon reflection of somekind. Therefore, no WSDL can be generated using SOAP::Lite. SOAP FAULT NOT GETTING SERIALIZED PROPERLY A user reported that when a service run under Perl version 5.5003 issues the die command with a SOAP::Fault as input, that SOAP::Lite does not properly serialize the Fault object. However, the same code works under 5.6 and above. NULL BODIES SOAP::Lite currently allows users to construct an Envelope using a null body, e.g. <Envelope><Body /></Envelope>. However, SOAP::Lite services have no way of processing such a message. XML NAMESPACES ABSENT FROM RESPONSES A user reported that under mod_perl for a series of requests which were using SOAP 1.1 and 1.2, that some of the responses to incoming messages lacked the XSD and XSI namespace declarations causing an error with the receiving .NET client for those response lacking these attributes. OBJECTS BY REFERENCE SOAP::Server->objects_by_reference is marked EXPERIMENTAL SOAP CLIENT CRASHES ON WINDOWS 98 WITH BIG MESSAGES Some users using Windows 98, and an older version of Perl experience a page fault error in perl58.dll when transmitting/receiving messages over a certain size. This problem is fixed by upgrading to the latest version of Perl.