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Bug #77685 Property reflection fails for DOMElement::$firstChild
Submitted: 2019-03-01 06:59 UTC Modified: 2020-04-21 11:32 UTC
From: gtisza at gmail dot com Assigned: cmb (profile)
Status: Duplicate Package: Reflection related
PHP Version: 7.3.2 OS:
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2019-03-01 06:59 UTC] gtisza at gmail dot com
Trying to use reflection for the firstChild property of a DOMElement throws a "Property DOMElement::$firstChild does not exist" ReflectionException.
Live test:

This is particularly disruptive when using PHPSpec, which wraps all property access into reflection checks.

Test script:
$doc = new DOMDocument;
$e = $doc->getElementsByTagname('html')->item(0);
echo get_class($e->firstChild); // DOMElement
new ReflectionProperty('DOMElement', 'firstChild'); // throws


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 [2020-04-21 11:32 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Duplicate -Assigned To: +Assigned To: cmb
 [2020-04-21 11:32 UTC]
Marking as duplicate of bug #79065 (of which this is a special
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