[New-bugs-announce] [issue4100] xml.etree.ElementTree does not read xml-text over page bonderies

roland rehmnert report at bugs.python.org
Fri Oct 10 16:53:38 CEST 2008

New submission from roland rehmnert <roland.rehmnert at ericsson.com>:

xml text fields are not read properly when it is encountered in a
'start' event.

During a 'start'-event elem.text returns None, if the text string cross
a page boundary of the file. (this is platform dependent and a typical
value is 8K (8192 byte)).  

This line cause an error if the page size is 8192.
<a>this is a text where X has position 8192 in the file</a>

In most cases this erroneous behaviour can be avoid when elem.tree
always returns the proper value at the 'end'-event.   

Two files are submitted:
bug.py: An excerpted file that produced an error with the submitted xml

bug.xml: An xml file, a little bit more then 8200 bytes. In can of the
page size is greater than 8K.. file should be enlarged. Important is
however that the text should cross the page boundary. Tags and
attributes and attribute values as well are OK

I might have misunderstood the documentation of etree, because there are
situations that I have not tested.

components: Library (Lib)
messages: 74635
nosy: roland
severity: normal
status: open
title: xml.etree.ElementTree does not read xml-text over page bonderies
type: behavior
versions: Python 2.5

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