[Phpmyadmin-devel] XML export

Piotr Przybylski piotr.prz at gmail.com
Thu Jul 14 15:24:09 CEST 2011

2011/7/14 Marc Delisle <marc at infomarc.info>:
> Le 2011-07-13 18:28, Piotr Przybylski a écrit :
>> Hi,
>> Is XML export used at all? It was missing data escaping in many
>> places, and structure (table, function, ...) export was just broken. I
>> fixed it a bit, but there are still some problems that remain:
>> - escaping of table/db names and data in other encodings than ISO-8859-1
>> - it uses SHOW CREATE TABLE without any required fixes
>> File format itself is interesting. I don't expect XML Schema for it to
>> exist, but at least namespace usage should be consistent.
>> I think fixing this and rewriting output format to be more consistent
>> should appear on Tasks for junior developers. And maybe extending it
>> to output data in more concise format, eg.:
>> <table name="">
>> <row>
>> <column_name>value</column_name>
>> ...
>> </row>
>> ...
>> </table>
> Piotr,
> XML export is probably used, how can we know?

Maybe nobody needs DDL in it or we have too few people using it to
report bugs :)

> In your testing, was it just a problem in master or also in 3.4.x?

Also in 3.4.x (STABLE). Go to database `evil'"*/>` and try to export
table `evil'"*/>` with all options selected. You will get only data
(no structure) and invalid XML

Another broken plugin is CodeGen, it ignores it's format setting and
always outputs C# code (I will push a bugfix to master later today).

Piotr Przybylski

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