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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-59852

Replace dependency on the XML-RPC extension



    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 3.3.1
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Libraries, MNet, Web Services
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      Currently Moodle relies on the XML-RPC extension to implement the XML-RPC related features. As the official docs states:

      This extension is EXPERIMENTAL. The behaviour of this extension including the names of its functions and any other documentation surrounding this extension may change without notice in a future release of PHP. This extension should be used at your own risk.

      In MDLSITE-4726 and MDL-57775 we ran into a weird behaviour of the extension when it comes to encoding / decoding the non-latin payload and it was pretty annoying to not be able to rely on the functions documentation.

      We have never been really happy about the XML-RPC status and it has been discussed in the past with the MNet developers that ideally we should replace it with a standalone library written in pure PHP.

      In MDL-57775, Cameron agreed:

      +1 for replacing the extension. There are even discussions on the PHP mailing list about moving it to PECL - so replacing it is probably in our best interests

      Let us replace all the functions provided by the XML-RPC extension.


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              • Assignee:
                mudrd8mz David Mudrák (@mudrd8mz)
                Component watchers:
                Amaia Anabitarte, Carlos Escobedo, Ferran Recio, Sara Arjona (@sarjona), Víctor Déniz Falcón, Juan Leyva, Jake Dallimore, Jun Pataleta
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