Note

The DocXMLRPCServer module has been merged into xmlrpc.server in Python 3. The 2to3 tool will automatically adapt imports when converting your sources to Python 3.

New in version 2.3.

The DocXMLRPCServer module extends the classes found in SimpleXMLRPCServer to serve HTML documentation in response to HTTP GET requests. Servers can either be free standing, using DocXMLRPCServer, or embedded in a CGI environment, using DocCGIXMLRPCRequestHandler.

class DocXMLRPCServer.DocXMLRPCServer(addr[, requestHandler[, logRequests[, allow_none[, encoding[, bind_and_activate]]]]])

Create a new server instance. All parameters have the same meaning as for SimpleXMLRPCServer.SimpleXMLRPCServer; requestHandler defaults to DocXMLRPCRequestHandler.

class DocXMLRPCServer.DocCGIXMLRPCRequestHandler

Create a new instance to handle XML-RPC requests in a CGI environment.

class DocXMLRPCServer.DocXMLRPCRequestHandler

Create a new request handler instance. This request handler supports XML-RPC POST requests, documentation GET requests, and modifies logging so that the logRequests parameter to the DocXMLRPCServer constructor parameter is honored.

20.25.1. DocXMLRPCServer Objects

The DocXMLRPCServer class is derived from SimpleXMLRPCServer.SimpleXMLRPCServer and provides a means of creating self-documenting, stand alone XML-RPC servers. HTTP POST requests are handled as XML-RPC method calls. HTTP GET requests are handled by generating pydoc-style HTML documentation. This allows a server to provide its own web-based documentation.

DocXMLRPCServer.set_server_title(server_title)

Set the title used in the generated HTML documentation. This title will be used inside the HTML “title” element.

DocXMLRPCServer.set_server_name(server_name)

Set the name used in the generated HTML documentation. This name will appear at the top of the generated documentation inside a “h1” element.

DocXMLRPCServer.set_server_documentation(server_documentation)

Set the description used in the generated HTML documentation. This description will appear as a paragraph, below the server name, in the documentation.

20.25.2. DocCGIXMLRPCRequestHandler

The DocCGIXMLRPCRequestHandler class is derived from SimpleXMLRPCServer.CGIXMLRPCRequestHandler and provides a means of creating self-documenting, XML-RPC CGI scripts. HTTP POST requests are handled as XML-RPC method calls. HTTP GET requests are handled by generating pydoc-style HTML documentation. This allows a server to provide its own web-based documentation.

DocCGIXMLRPCRequestHandler.set_server_title(server_title)

Set the title used in the generated HTML documentation. This title will be used inside the HTML “title” element.

DocCGIXMLRPCRequestHandler.set_server_name(server_name)

Set the name used in the generated HTML documentation. This name will appear at the top of the generated documentation inside a “h1” element.

DocCGIXMLRPCRequestHandler.set_server_documentation(server_documentation)

Set the description used in the generated HTML documentation. This description will appear as a paragraph, below the server name, in the documentation.