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Bug #61957 XMLReader::open(): Unable to open source data i
Submitted: 2012-05-06 01:15 UTC Modified: 2013-10-03 12:30 UTC
Avg. Score:3.0 ± 0.0
Reproduced:1 of 1 (100.0%)
Same Version:1 (100.0%)
Same OS:0 (0.0%)
From: dean dot sanderson at 3dgroupuk dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: XML Reader
PHP Version: 5.3.12 OS: Windows
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2012-05-06 01:15 UTC] dean dot sanderson at 3dgroupuk dot com
It seems this function doesn't like long url's

$z = new XMLReader;
$z->open(" * FROM (SELECT isbn, price_vat,pub_code,available,title,author,publication_date,link_to_marketing,medium,prod_lang_code,c1.CATEGORY_DESCRIPTION text_category,c2.CATEGORY_DESCRIPTION text_sub_category,DESC1,DESC2,PROD_SIZE,PAGES, row_number() OVER (ORDER BY ISBN) rn FROM PRODUCTS, CATEGORIES c1, CATEGORIES c2 WHERE INVALID='N' AND ORDER_ALLOWED_OME='Y' AND c1.CATEGORY=PRODUCTS.CATEGORY AND c2.CATEGORY=PRODUCTS.SUB_CATEGORY) WHERE rn BETWEEN 1 and 10 ORDER BY rn");

XMLReader::open(): Unable to open source data 

this error has started to apear since upgrading from php 5.2 to 5.3

Test script:
 $z = new XMLReader;

works fine.


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 [2012-05-06 10:44 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback
 [2012-05-06 10:44 UTC]
Encode the URI correctly and it should work fine.
 [2012-05-06 14:05 UTC] dean dot sanderson at 3dgroupuk dot com
Sorry i did try this before. But to double check i did it again using urlencode. Still the same error.

Url give was:*%20FROM%20(SELECT%20isbn,%20price_vat,pub_code,available,title,author,publication_date,link_to_marketing,medium,prod_lang_code,c1.CATEGORY_DESCRIPTION%20text_category,c2.CATEGORY_DESCRIPTION%20text_sub_category,DESC1,DESC2,PROD_SIZE,PAGES,%20row_number()%20OVER%20(ORDER%20BY%20ISBN)%20rn%20FROM%20PRODUCTS,%20CATEGORIES%20c1,%20CATEGORIES%20c2%20WHERE%20INVALID='N'%20AND%20ORDER_ALLOWED_OME='Y'%20AND%20c1.CATEGORY=PRODUCTS.CATEGORY%20AND%20c2.CATEGORY=PRODUCTS.SUB_CATEGORY)%20WHERE%20rn%20BETWEEN%201%20and%2050000%20ORDER%20BY%20rn
 [2012-05-06 14:05 UTC] dean dot sanderson at 3dgroupuk dot com
-Status: Feedback +Status: Open
 [2013-10-03 12:30 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Not a bug
 [2013-10-03 12:30 UTC]
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