11.21.1 SimpleXMLRPCServer Objects
The SimpleXMLRPCServer class provides two methods that an
application can use to register functions that can be called via the
XML-RPC protocol via the request handler.
Register a function that can respond to XML-RPC requests. The
function must be callable with a single parameter which will be the
return value of xmlrpclib.loads() when called
with the payload of the request. If name is given, it will be
the method name associated with function, otherwise
function.__name__ will be used. name can be
either a normal or Unicode string, and may contain characters not
legal in Python identifiers, including the period character.
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Register an object which is used to expose method names which have
not been registered using register_function(). If
instance contains a _dispatch() method, it is called
with the requested method name and the parameters from the request;
the return value is returned to the client as the result. If
instance does not have a _dispatch() method, it is
searched for an attribute matching the name of the requested method;
if the requested method name contains periods, each component of the
method name is searched for individually, with the effect that a
simple hierarchical search is performed. The value found from this
search is then called with the parameters from the request, and the
return value is passed back to the client.