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Bug #56344 PEAR Manual en/fr show session_start() error and breaks IE completely
Submitted: 2005-03-09 20:41 UTC Modified: 2005-03-10 08:48 UTC
From: Assigned: mj (profile)
Status: Not a bug Package: PECL website (PECL)
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS: Irrelevant
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2005-03-09 20:41 UTC]
The English and French manuals both show the following error BUT only if you're NOT logged in:

<br />
<b>Warning</b>:  session_start(): The session id contains invalid characters, valid characters are only a-z, A-Z and 0-9 in <b>/usr/local/www/pearweb/include/pear-prepend.php</b> on line <b>98</b><br />

Now, because the page has a <?xml ?> tag in it, IE will always try to read it as XML regardless of the text/html content type or not, thus:

The XML page cannot be displayed 
Cannot view XML input using XSL style sheet. Please correct the error and then click the Refresh button, or try again later. 


Only one top level element is allowed in an XML document. Error processing resource ''. Line...

<b>Warning</b>:  session_start(): The session id contains invalid characters, valid characters are only a-z, A-Z...

The error itself doesn't seem to have a reason, its a simple session_start() and I see nothing setting an alternate session_id... 

- Davey


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 [2005-03-10 05:54 UTC]
I can't reproduce this.  Anyone else?
 [2005-03-10 07:22 UTC]
 [2005-03-10 08:48 UTC]
Closing this.  Davey, if you get this error again, please post the time of the request (and IP if possible) so that we can look it up in the access logs et al.
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