Simple XML-RPC In PHP (using CURL)
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# Using the XML-RPC extension to format the XML package $request = xmlrpc_encode_request("weblogUpdates.ping", array("Copenhagen Ruby Brigade", "http://copenhagenrb.dk/") ); # Using the cURL extension to send it off, # first creating a custom header block $header = "Host: rpc.technorati.com"; $header = "Content-type: text/xml"; $header = "Content-length: ".strlen($request) . "\r\n"; $header = $request; $ch = curl_init(); curl_setopt( $ch, CURLOPT_URL, "http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping"); # URL to post to curl_setopt( $ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1 ); # return into a variable curl_setopt( $ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, $header ); # custom headers, see above curl_setopt( $ch, CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST, 'POST' ); # This POST is special, and uses its specified Content-type $result = curl_exec( $ch ); # run! curl_close($ch); echo $result;