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#9255 closed bug (fixed)

Opened May 12, 2011 11:38AM UTC

Closed July 23, 2011 01:27AM UTC

Last modified March 17, 2012 08:54PM UTC

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



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Changed May 20, 2011 02:55PM UTC by dmethvin comment:1

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.

Changed June 29, 2011 06:52PM UTC by timmywil comment:2

component: unfiledajax
priority: undecidedhigh

Changed July 12, 2011 02:51PM UTC by john comment:3

This was confirmed during bug triage.

Changed July 23, 2011 01:27AM UTC by jaubourg comment:4

resolution: → fixed
status: openclosed

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

Changeset: 27291ff06ddb655f90a8d1eada71f7ac61499b12

Changed July 23, 2011 01:27AM UTC by jaubourg comment:5

milestone: 1.next1.6.3

Changed July 23, 2011 01:27AM UTC by jaubourg comment:6

cc: → jaubourg