[XML-SIG] XML Malform

Pieter Smits psmits at globaltrack.com
Wed Sep 1 14:51:26 CEST 2004

Hi there,

We are running a program using Python 2.3, pulling XML data from a server. All goes well if the data does not have a lot of entries. If it does all of a sudden there is a number in data; almost like a line number.
Below an example, I cutted some ReturnMessage tags because it takes a quite a few to get the line number but you get the idea...


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>


<ReturnMessage id="98298996" />

essage id="98298997" />

<ReturnMessage id="98298998" />

<ReturnMessage id="98299132" />

<ReturnMessage id="98299167" />


<ReturnMessage id="98299209" />


Other users using the same server as we pull the data off don't have the problem; but they are not using Python...

Obviously Python can't use this mallformed data. I have an idea it has something to do with the http connector or so but are really in the dark what.

Anybody any ideas what it can be and how to resolve it?

Kind regards,

Pieter Smits

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