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Bug #30566 Parsing a document with namespaces gives different result as PHP4
Submitted: 2004-10-26 17:52 UTC Modified: 2004-11-21 10:59 UTC
From: joern_h at gmx dot net Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: XML related
PHP Version: 5.0.2 OS: Win 2000
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2004-10-26 17:52 UTC] joern_h at gmx dot net
When parsing a document with multiple / default namespaces a wrong namespace can be reported. PHP 4.3.8 shows the right result.

Reproduce code:


$xml = <<<HEREDOC
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<x xmlns="http://x/" xmlns:y="http://y/">
    <y z="z" y:y="y" xmlns="http://a/" />

$p =& xml_parser_create_ns(null, "\n");
$vals  = array();
$index = array();
xml_parser_set_option($p, XML_OPTION_SKIP_WHITE, true);
xml_parser_set_option($p, XML_OPTION_CASE_FOLDING, false);
if (!xml_parse_into_struct($p, $xml , $vals, $index)) {
    echo xml_error_string($p);



Expected result:
The attribute y:y should be in the http://y/ namespace, this is also the result when using PHP 4.3.8

Actual result:
With PHP 5.02 the attribute y:y is in the http://a/ namespace. When the z attribute is removed the bug does not occur.


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 [2004-11-13 15:34 UTC]
This bug has been fixed in CVS.

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 [2004-11-20 16:47 UTC]
Does this mean that XML_Transformer's "abuse" of XML Namespaces (using <foo:bar> without declaring foo using xmlns:foo="...") will no longer work as of PHP 5.0.3?
 [2004-11-21 10:59 UTC]
Not sure exactly how XML_Transformer is using namespaces, but this shouldnt affect it's "abuse" of XML Namespaces. The change only makes attributes use their correct namespace rather than use the namespace attached to the first attribute in the list for all attributes of an element. If it were to break XML_Transformer, then there is a serious bug in XML_Transformer.
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