Issues with Ruby trying to parse data passed from Flex app

Hi Guys,

I have a Ruby API that is getting called by a Flex app using POST. The
problem is as long as data is in the format of -

user[name]=alsk
user[email]=klsd
user[pass]=03493

it is fine. But, when it has say two root elements like,

user[name]=alsk
user[email]=klsd
user[pass]=03493
fc_id =232

It will start crapping out with error messages like -
Session ID: e3fe6e12eb9f685d82d87f413590efa9
Parameters: {“format”=>#<Mime::Type:0xb797b21c @synonyms=[“text/xml”,
“application/x-xml”], @symbol=:xml, @string=“application/xml”>,
“exception”=>"#<REXML::ParseException: malformed XML: missing tag
start\nLine: \nPosition: \nLast 80 unconsumed characters:\n<user[email]>
[email protected]</user[email]><user[first_name]>nuwan</user[first_nam>\n/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/rexml/parsers/baseparser.rb:346:in
pull'\n/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/rexml/parsers/treeparser.rb:21:inparse’\n/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/rexml/document.rb:190:in
build'\n/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/rexml/document.rb:45:ininitialize’\n/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-1.4.2/lib/active_support/vendor/xml_simple.rb:952:in

What is the problem? Can I only pass 1 record with a set of values or
can I
pass two records. Same thing works for GET.

Please advise.

Thx,

Rajat G.

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On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 6:36 AM, Rajat G. [email protected] wrote:

start\nLine: \nPosition: \nLast 80 unconsumed characters:\n<user[email]>
[email protected]</user[email]><user[first_name]>nuwan</user[first_nam>\n/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/rexml/parsers/baseparser.rb:346:in
pull'\n/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/rexml/parsers/treeparser.rb:21:inparse’\n/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/rexml/document.rb:190:in
build'\n/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/rexml/document.rb:45:ininitialize’\n/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-1.4.2/lib/active_support/vendor/xml_simple.rb:952:in

What is the problem? Can I only pass 1 record with a set of values or can I
pass two records. Same thing works for GET.

The error message is about malformed XML. Maybe you could look at the
xml source to see what’s wrong.
For example - there’s </user[first_nam> tag that seems wrong.

Other than that, it would help if you specify what framework are you
using (rails, active webservice, etc.)

  • this doesn’t look like a plain POST request since XML somehow got
    into processing…

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