[development] libxml2 2.7.1 Breaks BlogAPI

Yuval Hager yuval at avramzon.net
Sat Jan 24 21:44:59 UTC 2009

On Friday 23 January 2009, Jamie Holly wrote:
> This is more of a heads up. I have had a couple of people contact me
> that they can't use blogapi on their sites. They are hosted with
> different companies. Then I had someone using Wordpress tell me the same
> thing. It turns out there is a bug in libxml2 2.7.1 that is stripping
> out the opening <.
> More info can be found on this Wordpress ticket:
> http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/7771
> And it appears that the CVS of libxml 2has been fixed:
> http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=45996
> It appears that as hosting companies are updating then they are breaking
> xmlrpc (and any other module that might rely on libxml2). I figured I
> would throw out a warning in case we see an increase in support or
> tickets on this.

The bug is somewhere in between PHP and libxml2. I had encountered the same 
issue yesterday while programming to Google Checkout XML API.

For those of you running your own environments, the bug was fixed when I 
upgraded (Gentoo revision numbers) to:
* php-5.2.8-r2
* libxml2-2.7.2-r2


Yuval Hager
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