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sr #108988: mount.davfs: Mounting failed. | XML parse error at line 1: undeclared namespace prefix

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Submitted on:  Tue 01 Mar 2016 07:43:35 AM UTC  
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  Done
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Werner Baumann <wbaumann>
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Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Tue 01 Mar 2016 10:18:06 AM UTC, comment #1: 

The culprit is this line:

<multistatus xmlns="DAV:" xmlns:_xmlns="xmlns" _xmlns:d="DAV:">

It looks pretty much like nonsense. If they want to declare the namespace prefix "d" to mean the same as "DAV" they should do it this way:

<multistatus xmlns="DAV:" xmlns:d="DAV:">

I have no idea why they want to replace the reserved XML-attribute "xmlns" with "_xmlns", but obviously it does not work.

You should report this as a bug to the vendor of your rebranded owncloud server.


P.S.: davfs2 does not parse XML on its own. It leaves this to the Neon library, which in turn uses your system's XML library. So neither davfs2 nor Neon could do anything about this. But instead of changing your system's XML library to accept invalid XML it is better to fix the bug in the server software.

Werner Baumann <wbaumann>
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Tue 01 Mar 2016 07:43:35 AM UTC, original submission:  

I'm getting the following error when trying to mount a rebranded owncloud server:
mount.davfs: Mounting failed.
XML parse error at line 1: undeclared namespace prefix

when i set the debug level to httpbody, these are the last 3 lines i get:
Mar  1 08:42:08 server mount.davfs: Body block (257 bytes):#012[<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>#012<propfind xmlns="DAV:"><prop>#012<resourcetype xmlns="DAV:"/>#012<getcontentlength xmlns="DAV:"/>#012<getetag xmlns="DAV:"/>#012<getlastmodified xmlns="DAV:"/>#012<executable xmlns=""/>#012</prop></propfind>#012]
Mar  1 08:42:08 server mount.davfs: Read block (567 bytes):#012[<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><multistatus xmlns="DAV:" xmlns:_xmlns="xmlns" _xmlns:d="DAV:"><d:response><d:href>/remote.php/webdav/</d:href><d:propstat><d:prop><d:resourcetype><d:collection xmlns:d="DAV:"/></d:resourcetype></d:prop><d:status>HTTP/1.1 200 OK</d:status></d:propstat><d:propstat><d:prop><d:getcontentlength></d:getcontentlength><d:getetag></d:getetag><d:getlastmodified></d:getlastmodified><executable xmlns=""></executable></d:prop><
Mar  1 08:42:08 server mount.davfs: d:status>HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found</d:status></d:propstat></d:response></multistatus>]

Can anyone point me in the right direction what to do next?



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