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Bug #36629 SoapServer::handle() exits on SOAP faults
Submitted: 2006-03-06 13:50 UTC Modified: 2006-03-10 12:49 UTC
Avg. Score:4.0 ± 0.0
Reproduced:1 of 1 (100.0%)
Same Version:1 (100.0%)
Same OS:1 (100.0%)
From: ilya at iponweb dot net Assigned: dmitry (profile)
Status: Closed Package: SOAP related
PHP Version: 5CVS-2006-03-06 (snap) OS: Debian Linux (testing)
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2006-03-06 13:50 UTC] ilya at iponweb dot net
When calling SoapServer::handle() it exits after processing the SOAP request if request handler returns a SoapFault object. It makes impossible to do any work on the SOAP server side after processing requests if they result in SoapFault.

I belive exactly the same issue was reported in bug report #31993 but for some reason it was closed without actually fixing the problem in the soap extension. I could reproduce the problem with PHP 5.1.1 and with PHP snapshot 5.1-200603061130.

The test code demostrates this problem. It is a simple soap server with two remotly callable functions: test1 and test2. The first of them simply returns a string, the second returns a soap fault object. The server is supposed to write a string to a log file after processing a request. If you call remotly test1 function then you can see the string in the log, if you call remotly test2 function then the log file is empty.

Reproduce code:

$server = new SoapServer(null, array('uri' => "http://test-uri/"));

$h = fopen("/tmp/soap.log", "w");

$server->addFunction(array('test1', 'test2'));

fputs($h, 'TEST');

function test1() {
	return "test1";

function test2() {
	return new SoapFault("test2", "test2");


Expected result:
A log message in file /tmp/soap.log

Actual result:
Nothing when calling remotly 'test2' function.


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 [2006-03-10 12:49 UTC]
Fixed in CVS HEAD and PHP_5_1.
 [2010-03-19 03:13 UTC] druidmatrix at yahoo dot com
I am still having this problem on Fedora Core 10.  PHP is:
[csit@fc10-test webservices]$ php -v
PHP 5.2.11 (cli) (built: Jan  4 2010 23:45:34)
Copyright (c) 1997-2009 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.2.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2009 Zend Technologies

I am not able to catch the SoapFault on the server side at all - not even by using a try-catch around $server->handle().  It looks like the server is immediately generating the SoapFault and returning it to the client; control never advances beyond the handle() call on the server side.
 [2011-03-21 15:23 UTC] leon at fun4me dot demon dot nl
I am still having this problem.
I don't think this is solved

I am using 

When using SoapServer in WSDL-mode and let it handle a request which does not match the wsdl I get a SOAP-ENV:Fault directly in my soap-client (AND sometimes a stack-trace! which is really problematic). I am not able to intercept this fault-response (let alone the stacktrace) in php (with try/catch and ob_get_clean)

class SoapServerAdapter implements SoapProcessor
   * The soapServer instance
   * @var SoapServer
  protected $soapServer;
   * @param SoapServer $soapServer
  public function __construct(SoapServer $soapServer)
    $this->soapServer = $soapServer;
   * Call the configured soap server, return the generated response.
  public function process(sfWebRequest $request)
    $responseMessage = ob_get_clean();

    return 'intercepted with ob_get: '.$responseMessage;

public function handle(sfWebRequest $request) 
    $soapServer = new SoapServer($this->wsdl);
    $soapProcessor = new SoapProcessor($soapServer);

      $response = $soapProcessor->process($request);

      echo $response;
    catch (Exception $e)
      // TODO: handle errors, like 404
      die('unforntunately I never get here!);
 [2011-03-21 15:52 UTC] leon at fun4me dot demon dot nl
Regarding the fatal Error, 

this happens specifically when calling a procedure, not defined in the wsdl (although I sometimes do get a soap-env:fault in return). Restarting apache solves the fatal, however it should not happen at all of course! 

Ps. I want to catch these soap-Faults because I want to add WS-A and WS-S headers and want to do some logging afterwards.

A strack trace of the fatal:

Fatal error: Procedure 'NonExistingProcedureFromSoapRequestMessage' not present in /home/leree/workspace/trunk/symfony/plugins/soSoapServerPlugin/lib/WebService/new/soSoapServerAdapter.php on line 28

Call Stack:
    0.0000     636712   1. {main}() /home/leree/workspace/trunk/symfony/web/services_dev.php:0
    0.0270    3826776   2. sfContext->dispatch() /home/leree/workspace/trunk/symfony/web/services_dev.php:15
    0.0270    3826856   3. soSoapController->dispatch() /home/leree/workspace/trunk/symfony/lib/vendor/symfony/lib/util/sfContext.class.php:170
    0.0345    4159040   4. soSoapTrafficLogInterceptor->process() /home/leree/workspace/trunk/symfony/plugins/soSoapServerPlugin/lib/controller/soSoapController.class.php:34
    0.0348    4159792   5. soSoapWsaInterceptor->process() /home/leree/workspace/trunk/symfony/plugins/soSoapServerPlugin/lib/WebService/new/soSoapTrafficLogInterceptor.php:18
    0.0354    4160744   6. soSoapAdapterResolver->process() /home/leree/workspace/trunk/symfony/plugins/soSoapServerPlugin/lib/WebService/new/soSoapWsaInterceptor.php:51
    0.0354    4160880   7. soSoapServerAdapter->process() /home/leree/workspace/trunk/symfony/plugins/soSoapServerPlugin/lib/WebService/new/soSoapAdapterResolver.php:30
    0.0354    4202736   8. SoapServer->handle() /home/leree/workspace/trunk/symfony/plugins/soSoapServerPlugin/lib/WebService/new/soSoapServerAdapter.php:28

line 28 of this soapServerAdapter is the line where I call:

wrapped in the ob_start/ob_get_clean functions
 [2012-04-20 14:37 UTC] guillaume dot outters at smile dot fr
Maybe the "solution" given in bug 50547 solves the problem (calling xdebug_disable() before SoapServer::handle())?
(third comment)
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