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Obtaining both XML and parsed object from SOAP::Lite?
If you peek at SOAP::Lite sub call you can see my $response = $self->transport->send_receive( and naturally if you see SOAP::Transport you will see http_response, put the two together and you have
my $som = $soap->...;
print $saver $soap->transport->http_response->as_string;
See also Re: More Soap::Lite and this treasure trove of SOAP examples