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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#9255 closed bug (fixed)

jQuery.parseXML error handling does not work in webkit browsers

Reported by: Jan Harmsen Owned by:
Priority: high Milestone: 1.6.3
Component: ajax Version: 1.6
Keywords: Cc: jaubourg
Blocked by: Blocking:


When using jQuery.parseXML() to parse an invalid (not well-formed) XML string, jQuery does not throw an error in Webkit-based browsers. Thus jQuery.parseXML error handling is not reliable.

tested on Chrome 11 and Safari 5.0.5 on OS X 10.6.7

Testcase: http://jsfiddle.net/shfHD/

References: http://www.thespanner.co.uk/2011/03/21/blog-fight-round-two/ https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13057

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by dmethvin

Status: newopen

Yep, it looks like some browsers throw an error and some return an error document that has to be parsed to check for success. DOMParser.parseFromString isn't part of the standard but it seems like jQuery should provide consistent behavior -- either throw an error or return an error document.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by Timmy Willison

Component: unfiledajax
Priority: undecidedhigh

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by john

This was confirmed during bug triage.

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by jaubourg

Resolution: fixed
Status: openclosed

Fixes #9255: xml parsing error in $.parseXML is now properly detected for all browsers. Unit test added.

Changeset: 27291ff06ddb655f90a8d1eada71f7ac61499b12

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by jaubourg

Milestone: 1.next1.6.3

comment:6 Changed 12 years ago by jaubourg

Cc: jaubourg added
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