Improperly formatted XML

Occasional Participant

Improperly formatted XML

When using the API to create a new campaign, first an attempt is made to gather all lists.  I don't know if this is unique to our data but this code is failing.  The value for $call is:


            $return = $this->doServerCall($call);

            $parsedReturn = simplexml_load_string($return);

            $call2 = '';

In our case $parsedReturn is string of 46 spaces causing issues further down stream.  I beleive that the Php function simplexml_load_string is failing because the input - $return is incorrectly formatted.  It is missing a few elements.  I have attached a text file with the resultant XML.

Is there anything I can do?




Buddy Peacock

CTCT Employee

Re: Improperly formatted XML

I am not seeing 46 spaces as the XML you attached. The only issue I am experiencing using the simplexml_load_string function on the XML you attached is that there is no closing </feed> tag. Once I add that the XML is taken without an issue.

Does this code below produce an error for you?

$username = 'USERNAME';

$password = 'PASSWORD';

$apikey = 'APIKEY';

$requestLogin = $apikey . '%' . $username . ':' . $password;

$ch = curl_init();

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, ''.$username.'/lists');

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_USERAGENT, "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows NT 5.0)");


curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_USERPWD, $requestLogin);

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, 0);

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, Array("Content-Type:application/atom+xml", "accept:application/atom+xml"));

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FAILONERROR, 1);

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, 0);

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST, 'GET');

$return = curl_exec($ch);

$return = curl_getinfo($ch);

$return = curl_error($ch);

$parsedReturn = simplexml_load_string($return);


David J

Occasional Participant

my issue was an I D 10 T error....

Sorry for the waste of time....

Buddy Peacock

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