Appendix D. Usage of the debugger

A webservice debugger is included in the library to help during development and testing.

The interface should be self-explicative enough to need little documentation.

The most useful feature of the debugger is without doubt the "Show debug info" option. It allows to have a screen dump of the complete http communication between client and server, including the http headers as well as the request and response payloads, and is invaluable when troubleshooting problems with charset encoding, authentication or http compression.

The debugger can take advantage of the JSONRPC library extension, to allow debugging of JSON-RPC webservices, and of the JS-XMLRPC library visual editor to allow easy mouse-driven construction of the payload for remote methods. Both components have to be downloaded separately from the web pages and copied to the debugger directory to enable the extra functionality: