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Malformed XML request returns vague error

Reported by Nate | March 3rd, 2009 @ 04:49 AM | in 3.x

When sending a malformed xml request on rails 2.3 rc1, you receive a vague error leading the user to believe the problem is an application one instead of an input one.

throws an exception which is re-raised below:

which is then rescued and returns a response from:

The response is a generic 500 error html response (and it should be at least returning an xml response).

I'm not sure where to begin with fixing this, any ideas?

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Pratik

    Pratik March 10th, 2009 @ 02:57 PM

    Is it possible to have a failing test case for this ?

  • Pratik

    Pratik March 13th, 2009 @ 04:25 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “incomplete”
    • Assigned user set to “Pratik”
  • Jeremy Kemper

    Jeremy Kemper May 4th, 2010 @ 06:48 PM

    • Milestone changed from 2.x to 3.x
  • Santiago Pastorino

    Santiago Pastorino February 2nd, 2011 @ 04:54 PM

    • State changed from “incomplete” to “open”
    • Importance changed from “” to “”

    This issue has been automatically marked as stale because it has not been commented on for at least three months.

    The resources of the Rails core team are limited, and so we are asking for your help. If you can still reproduce this error on the 3-0-stable branch or on master, please reply with all of the information you have about it and add "[state:open]" to your comment. This will reopen the ticket for review. Likewise, if you feel that this is a very important feature for Rails to include, please reply with your explanation so we can consider it.

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  • Santiago Pastorino

    Santiago Pastorino February 2nd, 2011 @ 04:54 PM

    • State changed from “open” to “stale”
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