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Bug #26329 domxml_open_file xmlParseEntityRef error
Submitted: 2003-11-20 08:19 UTC Modified: 2003-11-20 08:35 UTC
From: mpk at olos dot nl Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: DOM XML related
PHP Version: 4.3.2 OS: Linux Mandrake 9.2
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2003-11-20 08:19 UTC] mpk at olos dot nl
domxml_open_file will crash with xmlParseEntityRef error when it reads a value with the "&" character in an XML file. 

Reproduce code:
if (!$dom = domxml_open_file($xmlFilePath, 0, $errors)) {

   <naam>Test Dev & Nieuwe Versie</naam>
   <adres>Demolaan 1</adres>
   <woonplaats>1010AA Demostad</woonplaats>

Expected result:
Load the tree...

Actual result:
Warning: domxml_open_file(): xmlParseEntityRef: no name in /var/www/html/sms/smssentester.php on line 44

Error capture: 
[errormessage] => xmlParseEntityRef: no name 
[nodename] => naam 
[line] => 4 
[col] => 10 
[directory] => /home/sms 
[file] => /home/sms/20031120122827000.xml


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 [2003-11-20 08:35 UTC]
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& is not a valid xml character.
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