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XML-RPC Functions


These functions can be used to write XML-RPC servers and clients. You can find more information about XML-RPC at », and more documentation on this extension and its functions at »


This extension is EXPERIMENTAL. The behaviour of this extension -- including the names of its functions and anything else documented about this extension -- may change without notice in a future release of PHP. Use this extension at your own risk.


No external libraries are needed to build this extension.


XML-RPC support in PHP is not enabled by default. You will need to use the --with-xmlrpc[=DIR] configuration option when compiling PHP to enable XML-RPC support. This extension is bundled into PHP as of 4.1.0.

Runtime Configuration

The behaviour of these functions is affected by settings in php.ini.

Table 338. XML-RPC configuration options

xmlrpc_errors"0"PHP_INI_SYSTEMAvailable since PHP 4.1.0.
xmlrpc_error_number"0"PHP_INI_ALLAvailable since PHP 4.1.0.

For further details and definitions of the PHP_INI_* constants, see the Appendix I, php.ini directives.

Resource Types

This extension defines a XML-RPC server resource returned by xmlrpc_server_create().

Predefined Constants

This extension has no constants defined.

Table of Contents

xmlrpc_decode_request — Decodes XML into native PHP types
xmlrpc_decode — Decodes XML into native PHP types
xmlrpc_encode_request — Generates XML for a method request
xmlrpc_encode — Generates XML for a PHP value
xmlrpc_get_type — Gets xmlrpc type for a PHP value
xmlrpc_is_fault — Determines if an array value represents an XMLRPC fault
xmlrpc_parse_method_descriptions — Decodes XML into a list of method descriptions
xmlrpc_server_add_introspection_data — Adds introspection documentation
xmlrpc_server_call_method — Parses XML requests and call methods
xmlrpc_server_create — Creates an xmlrpc server
xmlrpc_server_destroy — Destroys server resources
xmlrpc_server_register_introspection_callback — Register a PHP function to generate documentation
xmlrpc_server_register_method — Register a PHP function to resource method matching method_name
xmlrpc_set_type — Sets xmlrpc type, base64 or datetime, for a PHP string value