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Re: [soaplite] bug with escaped CDATA

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  • Mathieu Longtin
    I noticed about fifteen minutes ago. Terribly sorry about that. Moral of the story: keep your libraries up to date. -Mathieu ...
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 27, 2002
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      I noticed about fifteen minutes ago. Terribly sorry about
      that.

      Moral of the story: keep your libraries up to date.

      -Mathieu

      --- Paul Kulchenko <paulclinger@...> wrote:
      > > So I guess that means when SOAP::Lite decides to encode
      > < and &, it
      > > should also encode ']]>' to ']]>'.
      > That's correct. It was fixed in v0.52. Thanks.
      >
      > Best wishes, Paul.
      >
      > --- mrdamnfrenchy <mrdamnfrenchy@...> wrote:
      > > I just tried sending XML containing CDATA using
      > SOAP::Lite. It gets
      > > encoded like this:
      > >
      > > <item xsi:type="xsd:string"><?xml version="1.0"?>
      > > <stuff><![CDATA[
      > > stuff in the cdata
      > > ]]></stuff>
      > > </item>
      > >
      > > Unfortunately, expat chokes on the ]]>, even though we
      > are not in a
      > > CDATA (the starting < is escaped).
      > >
      > > From the XML specs
      > > (http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/REC-xml-20001006)(section
      > 2.4)
      > >
      > > The ampersand character (&) and the left angle
      > bracket
      > > (<) may appear in their literal form only when used
      > as markup
      > > delimiters, or within a comment, a processing
      > instruction,
      > > or a CDATA section. If they are needed elsewhere,
      > they must
      > > be escaped using either numeric character references
      > or the
      > > strings "&" and "<" respectively. The right
      > angle
      > > bracket (>) may be represented using the string
      > ">", and must,
      > > for compatibility, be escaped using ">" or a
      > character
      > > reference
      > > when it appears in the string "]]>" in content, when
      > that string
      > > is
      > > not marking the end of a CDATA section.
      > >
      > > So I guess that means when SOAP::Lite decides to encode
      > < and &, it
      > > should also encode ']]>' to ']]>'.
      > >
      > >
      > >
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