4Suite API Documentation

Module Ft.Server.Server.Xslt.XmlRpcClient

XSLT extensions allowing limited access to external XML-RPC servers
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class XmlRpcInvokeElement(Ft.Xml.Xslt.cStylesheetTree.XsltElement)
Invoke an XML-RPC server at a remote URI (Requires Python 2.2 or above) There are 5 attributes, p1, p2... which are used for the positional arguments to the remote method [this will be made less kludgy soon] Each one is an expression which follows the following conversion rules from the XPath data model:
    string -> string
    number -> floating-point number
    boolean -> boolean
    node set -> array of strings

You can also coerce the value to a certain type by using an attribute
of the form t1, t2,... corresponding to the pN attribute with one of the
following string values:


The return value is converted into an XML fragment representation,
which is sent to output.

    string -> <String>[value]</String>
    floating-point number -> <Double>[value]</Double>
    boolean -> boolean <Boolean>["true" or "false"]</Boolean>
    array -> <Array>[sequence of child elements as above, according to array elements]</Array>

An example of an array:

      <String>a string</String>
      <String>another string</String>

This means that in order to access a remote method

obj.spam('eggs', 3)

On a remote server at


And save the result of XSLT variable "monty",
you can use the following XSLT snippet:

<xsl:variable name="monty">
  <futil:xml-rpc-invoke uri="http://spam.com/xmlrpcserver"
                        p2="3" t2="INT"/>

No type coercion is used for p1 because XSLT string are generally
unambiguous in converting to XML-RPC.  However, the second param
could be integer or double, so it is coerced (default is double).

Beware that if an array is returned, you might need to use
the exslt:node-set function to convert from result tree fragment
to node set.


instantiate(self, context, processor)
Overrides: instantiate from class XsltElement

Methods inherited from class Ft.Xml.Xslt.cStylesheetTree.XsltElement

__getstate__, __init__, __iter__, __new__, __repr__, __setstate__, appendChild, insertChild, processChildren, removeChild, replaceChild, setAttribute

Methods inherited from class Ft.Xml.Xslt.cStylesheetTree.XsltNode

__reduce__, idle, isLastChild, pprint, prime, setup

Methods inherited from class object

__delattr__, __getattribute__, __hash__, __reduce_ex__, __setattr__, __str__


__dict__ = <attribute '__dict__' of 'XmlRpcInvokeElement' objects>
__weakref__ = <attribute '__weakref__' of 'XmlRpcInvokeElement' objects>
content = <ContentModel object>
legalAttrs = {'method': <Ft.Xml.Xslt.AttributeInfo.StringAvt instance>, 'p1': <Ft.Xml.Xslt.AttributeInfo.Expression instance>, 'p2': <Ft.Xml.Xslt.AttributeInfo.Expression instance>, 'p3': <Ft.Xml.Xslt.AttributeInfo.Expression instance>, 'p4': <Ft.Xml.Xslt.AttributeInfo.Expression instance>, 'p5': <Ft.Xml.Xslt.AttributeInfo.Expression instance>, 't1': <Ft.Xml.Xslt.AttributeInfo.Expression instance>, 't2': <Ft.Xml.Xslt.AttributeInfo.Expression instance>, 't3': <Ft.Xml.Xslt.AttributeInfo.Expression instance>, 't4': <Ft.Xml.Xslt.AttributeInfo.Expression instance>, ...}

Members inherited from class Ft.Xml.Xslt.cStylesheetTree.XsltElement

attributes, baseUri, children, columnNumber, expandedName, importIndex, lineNumber, namespaces, nodeName, prefix

Members inherited from class Ft.Xml.Xslt.cStylesheetTree.XsltNode

doesIdle, doesPrime, doesSetup, isPseudoNode, parent, root

Members inherited from class object



WriteXmlRpcResults(processor, results)


CONVERTERS_FROM_XSLT = {None: None, 'BOOLEAN': <function <lambda>>, 'DOUBLE': <type 'float'>, 'INT': <type 'int'>, 'STRING': <type 'str'>}
ExtElements = {('http://xmlns.4suite.org/4ss/util', 'xml-rpc-invoke'): <class 'Ft.Server.Server.Xslt.XmlRpcClient.XmlRpcInvokeElement'>}
ExtFunctions = {}
UTIL_NS = 'http://xmlns.4suite.org/4ss/util'