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Bug #60511 XMLReader chokes on mid-size 'single line' documents
Submitted: 2011-12-13 15:35 UTC Modified: 2013-10-15 11:54 UTC
From: r dot altenburg at eti dot uva dot nl Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: XML Reader
PHP Version: 5.3.8 OS: Mac OS X 10.6.8
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2011-12-13 15:35 UTC] r dot altenburg at eti dot uva dot nl
I must say in honesty that I have only verified in 5.3.6 and 5.2.17, I have no 
option to verify in the very latest versions.

I have created a script that parses large XML files. Essentially these files are 
single line documents without returns between the tags. When running the script 
(see URL), I get a timeout after processing just a few nodes.

Incidentally I had a copy of the same XML file at hand that had been formatted for 
readability in BBEdit. To my surprise this version was parsed to the very end! 

Test script:
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Two version of the same XML file

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 [2011-12-13 15:36 UTC] r dot altenburg at eti dot uva dot nl
Expected result should be a completely parsed XML file of course...
 [2013-10-03 12:22 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback
 [2013-10-03 12:22 UTC]
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Looks fine here, the script spends lots of time in preg_replace.
 [2013-10-15 11:54 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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