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Extraneous numbers in xml

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Extraneous numbers in xml

I'm doing a GET on{username}/contacts

and the returned XML has what a appears to be a hex number embedded in various places in the XML. For example:


    <link href="/ws/customers/obarshay/contacts/24243" rel="edi


t" />






It's always 1ff8 except for the last one. In this case:



      <name>Constant Contact</name>


Any idea what's causing this? It cause the XML parser to fail and I only get partial results. Thanks.

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Any feedback on this?


We took a look internally at

We took a look internally at this and were unable to replicate this error.  What language are you using when you receive these numbers?  Can you replicate this using a test environment such as a REST Debugging Client?  You can find one to test in here:


If you can replicate this in the REST client, we'd like you to follow up with us directly via email so that we can get your account information.  If this is a code/language issue, we can also take a look at the code.  Send us an email to our webservices support team

Dave Berard
Senior Product Manager, Constant Contact
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