Topic: Sending a Post Request to a Web Service in an XMLFormat


Please could some one please suggest a good and easy tutorial for a beginner in Rails about how to send a Post Request to a Web service named SRA (Short Read Archive) Database provided by EMBL in an XML format. The Web Service is a Submission site for biological data. I would like a tutorial of some kind just like an example.

My Details are:

Rails v.2.3.9
Ruby v 1.9.2
Mac OSX Snow Leopard