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Paul Mason

Parsing post xml requests with no root node

Reported by Paul Mason | December 3rd, 2008 @ 12:49 AM | in 2.x

When passing a post request using xml that has multiple root nodes, an error occurs in

actionpack-2.2.2\lib\action_controller\request.rb on line 513

In use, I am passing data from a flex app, using a content type of "application/xml", and post data of


Because these values should be available as params[:login] and params[:value], I don't want to nest my data in another tag, so I am suggesting that line 513 of request.rb be changed:

  • body.blank? ? {} : Hash.from_xml(body).with_indifferent_access
  • body.blank? ? {} : (Hash.from_xml("#{body}").with_indifferent_access)[:root]

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