This document describes Twilio's old 2008-08-01 API. See what we added in our latest revision: changelog
This is the real exciting part. When your application responds to Twilio
with XML, we treat it like a set of actions to perform. Verbs! Here's
what you need to know:
- Root Element: The root document element is always
- XML Elements: Are case-sensitive (as XML is), and words are capitalized, such as
- XML Attributes: Are case-sensitive (as XML is), and are "camelCased," beginning with a lower case letter. For example, maxLength instead of maxlength, MaxLength, or MAXLENGTH
- XML Comments: Just like HTML comments, feel free to use them liberally in your XML to help you debug.
<!-- COMMENTS HERE -->
- Verbs: Include one or more of the verbs listed below.
- Nesting: Some of the verbs can be nested inside each other. Read below to find out more...
Here are the core five Twilio Verbs...
<Say>: Say some text to the caller
<Play>: Play an audio file to the caller
<Gather>: Gather phone keypad digits and submit them back to my application
<Dial>: Dial another phone number and connect the current call if someone picks up
<Record>: Record the caller's voice and submit the recording back to my application