From the SOAP::Lite docs:
Although support for WSDL 1.1 is limited in SOAP::Lite for now (servic
+e description may work in some cases, but hasn't been extensively tes
+ted), you can access services that don't have complex types in their
and from the SOAP::Lite CPAN reviews:
Whatever you do, *DON'T* look at the code if you can help it! This is
+the hardest to read CPAN module I've ever seen. It borders on Perl Go
+lf complexity in places.
and it gets worse.
I personally have tried to use SOAP::Lite and SOAP::WSDL simultaneously, and not even come close to making it work.
Java and C# and even Ruby have very nice SOAP modules (I'm doing all my SOAP API testing in Ruby, using soapui(Java) for exploring).
Is there any interest in building a Perl SOAP library that functions well? I have some customers that would appreciate it.