Recipe 15.7. Generating a SOAP Header


15.7.1. Problem

You want to emit a SOAP header from your SOAP server.

15.7.2. Solution

Call the addSoapHeader( ) method:

<?php class pc_SOAP_return_time {     public function return_time() {         $tz = date_default_timezone_get();         $header = new SoapHeader('urn:pc_SOAP_return_time', 'get_timezone', $tz)         $GLOBALS['server']->addSoapHeader($header);         return date('Ymd\THis');     } } $server = new SOAPServer(null, array('uri'=>'urn:pc_SOAP_return_time')); $server->setClass('pc_SOAP_return_time'); $server->handle(); ?>

This adds the following XML to the SOAP response:

<SOAP-ENV:Header><ns1:get_timezone>America/Los Angeles</ns1:get_timezone> </SOAP-ENV:Header>

15.7.3. Discussion

It's typical to process SOAP headers sent by a SOAP client. That's the subject of Recipe 15.6. However, you can also create new SOAP headers from within your SOAP server and send them back to the client.

This breaks down into two steps:

  1. Creating a new instance of SOAPHeader.

  2. Adding that header to the reply using SOAPServer::addHeader( ).

Example 15-10 shows how that's implemented in PHP.

Sending a SOAP header from a SOAP server

<?php class pc_SOAP_return_time {     public function return_time() {         $tz = date_default_timezone_get();         $header = new SoapHeader('urn:pc_SOAP_return_time', 'get_timezone', $tz)         $GLOBALS['server']->addSoapHeader($header);         return date('Ymd\THis');     } } $server = new SOAPServer(null, array('uri'=>'urn:pc_SOAP_return_time')); $server->setClass('pc_SOAP_return_time'); $server->handle(); ?>

In Example 15-10, the pc_SOAP_return_time( ) method creates a new SOAP header named get_timezone that contains the default time zone.

This header is then added to the reply by calling $GLOBALS['server']->addSoapHeader($header);. Since there's no easy way to access the $server object from within the scope of the method, you access it directly through the $GLOBALS array.

Now, when ext/soap responds, it will embed the SOAP header in its reply. For example:

<SOAP-ENV:Header><ns1:get_timezone>America/Los Angeles</ns1:get_timezone> </SOAP-ENV:Header>

It's then up to the SOAP client to decide how to process this header. You can access it using SOAPClient by passing a fifth argument to __soapCall( ):

$result = $client->__soapCall('return_time', array(), array(), array(), $output); print_r($output); Array (     [timezone] => America/Los_Angeles ) 

15.7.4. See Also

Recipe 15.6 for processing a SOAP header; Recipe 26.1 for using a a SOAP header; documentation on SOAPHeader at the following address: http://www.php.net/manual/function.soap-soapheader-construct.php.




PHP Cookbook, 2nd Edition
PHP Cookbook: Solutions and Examples for PHP Programmers
ISBN: 0596101015
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
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