Thursday, February 01, 2001, at 08:50AM

By Eric Richardson

I have a problem. I want to start using SOAP for some RPC type stuff. It sounds like it's absolutely perfect for what I want, and the Perl SOAP implementation is supposed to be great. So where's the problem? I have absolutely no idea how it works. I can find plenty of docs on the spec, but I don't want that. All I want is a step-by-step guide that says "here's what you have to do to use SOAP". Is that too much to ask?