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Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 18 months ago

#33003 assigned enhancement

making simplepie class resistant to leading whitespace feed issues

Reported by: cadeyrn Owned by: rmccue
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.2.2
Component: External Libraries Keywords: has-patch
Focuses: Cc:


Unfortunately it's a common issue with WordPress feeds that they end up having a leading whitespace or a linebreak before the XML header. Thus fetching RSS feeds with SimplePie fails with messages like:

PHP Notice: This XML document is invalid, likely due to invalid characters. XML error: Reserved XML Name at line 2, column 38 in /home/wordpress/wp-includes/class-simplepie.php on line 1446

In order to make the SimplePie class resistant to this error, a simple trim function should be introduced on the raw data before further parsing:

< 		$this->raw_data = $file->body;
> 		// whitespace before XML resistance
> 		$this->raw_data = trim($file->body);

Attachments (1)

simplepie.patch (525 bytes) - added by cadeyrn 4 years ago.
patch file for simplepie

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Change History (6)

4 years ago

patch file for simplepie

#1 @dd32
4 years ago

  • Owner set to rmccue
  • Status changed from new to assigned

@rmccue thoughts?

#2 @cadeyrn
4 years ago

Hi there, any news on this?

#3 @cadeyrn
4 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

#4 @ssuess
3 years ago

Will this ever be added to core? It really helps.

#5 @ssuess
18 months ago

STILL a big problem, and so easy to fix. Why isn't this in core?

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