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Request #67507 Attribute namespace retrieval
Submitted: 2014-06-24 15:54 UTC Modified: 2014-06-24 17:31 UTC
From: akos dot toth at cheppers dot com Assigned:
Status: Wont fix Package: SimpleXML related
PHP Version: 5.5.13 OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2014-06-24 15:54 UTC] akos dot toth at cheppers dot com
Why? There is literally no reason for the case highlighted in the test script to not produce the expected output. This is supposed to be simple xml, not overly complicated and utterly useless for even parsing (not to mention creating) xml structures.

Test script:
$object = simplexml_load_string('<root><base xml:lang="en" /></root>');
print('U' . $object->base->attributes('')->lang);
print('X' . $object->base->attributes('xml')->lang);

Expected result:
Prints "UenXen" (both methods work for retrieving the attribute).

Actual result:
Prints "UenX" (simply making the referenced namespace 'xml' does not work, instead I have to add that goddamn bloated URL).


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 [2014-06-24 17:31 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Wont fix
 [2014-06-24 17:31 UTC]
There is documentation for a reason.

print('X' . $object->base->attributes('xml', true)->lang);
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