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Bug #70522 simple_xml throws error if BOM present
Submitted: 2015-09-17 19:27 UTC Modified: 2015-09-27 04:22 UTC
From: jr at virtualcreations dot de Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: SimpleXML related
PHP Version: 5.6.13 OS: all
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2015-09-17 19:27 UTC] jr at virtualcreations dot de
simple_xml_string etc. throws a strange tag-error, if a BOM is present.

1. Either it should remove any BOM first, like with the following code:

// remove BOM
$bom = pack('H*', 'EFBBBF');
$xmlData = preg_replace("/^$bom/", '', $xmlData);

2. Or a correct error that BOM is not supported, should be thrown.

Test script:
Any $xmlData saved with UTF8 BOM:

$xml = simplexml_load_string($xmlData);

Expected result:
Should work with BOM or throw an correct error

Actual result:
It errors with wrong error message


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 [2015-09-17 19:44 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback
 [2015-09-17 19:44 UTC]
Thank you for this bug report. To properly diagnose the problem, we
need a short but complete example script to be able to reproduce
this bug ourselves. 

A proper reproducing script starts with <?php and ends with ?>,
is max. 10-20 lines long and does not require any external 
resources such as databases, etc. If the script requires a 
database to demonstrate the issue, please make sure it creates 
all necessary tables, stored procedures etc.

Please avoid embedding huge scripts into the report.

Seems fine.
 [2015-09-27 04:22 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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