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Using xmlrpc-client.lsp...

Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:17 pm
by oofoe

I ran into a little problem when using %xmlrpc-client.lsp with our python/django XMLRPC server at work. It has a very strict interpretation of how many arguments it will accept for certain functions, like system.listMethods, so the default request with the single dummy argument won't work.

I wound up adding something like this to xmlrpc-client.lsp:

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(define (format-request method)
  "( method /arg.../ -- XML) Compose XML request."

  (let ((xml (format
	      "<?xml version=\"1.0\"?><methodCall><methodName>%s</methodName><params>"
    (dolist (value (args))
      (push (format "<param><value>%s</value></param>" value) xml -1))
    (push "</params></methodCall>\n" xml -1)))
Then changing system.listMethods to:

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(define (system.listMethods url)
    (execute url (format-request "system.listMethods")))
Technically, format-request should also determine the type of the argument values (and encode lists and dictionaries correctly), but if you're only using string arguments, it should suffice.

Maybe someone has a better format-request they could share? ; - )

Re: Using xmlrpc-client.lsp...

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:13 pm
by Lutz
Thanks Oofoe, additions added to the module: ... t.lsp.html

Re: Using xmlrpc-client.lsp...

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:36 am
by abaddon1234
Thanks for the info
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