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Bug #75325 SOAP-ERROR: Encoding: External reference ''
Submitted: 2017-10-06 04:40 UTC Modified: 2021-04-04 04:22 UTC
Votes:3
Avg. Score:4.0 ± 0.8
Reproduced:3 of 3 (100.0%)
Same Version:1 (33.3%)
Same OS:0 (0.0%)
From: peter_liang at vtech dot com Assigned: cmb (profile)
Status: No Feedback Package: SOAP related
PHP Version: 7.0.24 OS: CentOS 7.3
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2017-10-06 04:40 UTC] peter_liang at vtech dot com
Description:
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I have a webservice which was created by Java, when I use SoapClient to invoke it, it throws a SoapFault exception which says:
SOAP-ERROR: Encoding: External reference ''.

However, $soap->__getLastRequest() and $soap->__getLastResponse() return the correct XML - the same as I did using SoapUI.

Here is the request and response XMLs for references.

1) Request XML.
<ns1:checkEligibility><caller-id>XXXXX</caller-id><cust-key>1234456</cust-key><device-serial-num/><package id="12345-54321" productId="prod12345-54321"/><package id="54321-12345" productId="prod54321-12345"/></ns1:checkEligibility>

2) Response XML
<ns2:checkEligibilityResponse><package-eligibility>
<package status="1" href="" checksum="" name="" id="12345-54321"/><result description="This package is not defined in CRM" reason="checkout.undefined.package" status="block"/>
</package-eligibility>

<package-eligibility><package status="1" href="" checksum="" name="" id="54321-12345"/><result description="This package is not defined in CRM." reason="checkout.undefined.package" status="block"/></package-eligibility></ns2:checkEligibilityResponse>

Not sure why the SoapFault exception still throws even request and response are correct.


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 [2017-10-06 06:38 UTC] peter_liang at vtech dot com
Seems the issue has existed since PHP 5.2.
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2004860/soap-error-encoding-external-reference-in-php
 [2021-03-23 14:39 UTC] cmb@php.net
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback -Assigned To: +Assigned To: cmb
 [2021-03-23 14:39 UTC] cmb@php.net
> Not sure why the SoapFault exception still throws even request
> and response are correct.

Are they?  The error message hints at an unescaped & (ampersand)
in the response.  Please double-check whether that is the case.
Also check the behavior with any of the actively supported PHP
versions[1]?

[1] <php.net/supported-versions.php>
 [2021-04-04 04:22 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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