[wp-hackers] ClassIXR.php problem

Greg Elin greg at fotonotes.net
Sat Aug 27 14:10:41 GMT 2005


What version of PHP are you using? FWIW, the xml parsing tools in  
PHP5 are a big improvement.


On Aug 27, 2005, at 8:38 AM, Jason goldsmith wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> For those of you who have no idea who I am, I develop the Live+Press
> plugin for synching WordPress and LiveJournal. I ran into a problem
> with WordPress 1.2 about a year ago involving the class-IXR.php.
> Michel V. asked me to get in touch with Simon and I wrote him
> essentially the following e-mail. I got no response, but since the
> library is still breaking in my plugin, I need to address the issue to
> the greater community now.
> Here is what happens and what I did that appears to fix the problem:
> Problem:
> I am using the XMLRPC client to get information from Live Journals
> XMLRPC server (http://www.livejournal.com/doc/server/ljp.csp.xml- 
> rpc.protocol.html)
> using the login method. If the response contains very large amounts of
> data, it appears the it is broken into lines (from reading the source
> it looks like the break is every 4096 bytes) and a line break is
> inserted.
> When this is parsed into an array, it appears that the extra line
> breaks are causing a problem and the array is not being created. When
> I try to use the array PHP tells me that it doesn't exist. If the data
> returned is small, then the extra line breaks aren't inserted and
> everything seems to be ok.
> I used the debug mode to dump the xml to the browser and I can see
> that the xml dumped to the browser has a line break in the middle of
> an xml entity. If I save the xml to a file and try to open it in an
> xml reader, I get an error saying that it is not well formed. If I
> remove the extra line breaks, then the xml reader will open the file.
> Fix: On line 529 of the classIXR.php file I changed
> from: $contents .= trim($line)."\n";
> to: $contents .= trim($line);
> I am not sure if my fix is valid or not, it seems to solve the problem
> in this case and doesn't appear to cause any additional problems, but
> I am not familiar enough with XMLRPC to really evaluate whether or not
> that is generally true.
> If this is valid, how do we get it moved into the WordPress
> distribution so that this issue dies once and for all. I have been
> telling people to overwrite the file with my edit at their own risk,
> which as you can imagine doesn't inspire great confidence.
> Unteins (Jason Goldsmith)
> http://somuchgeek.com
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