Bug 18459 - Carriage Return (\r) inserted by XElement.Load()
Summary: Carriage Return (\r) inserted by XElement.Load()
Alias: None
Product: Class Libraries
Classification: Mono
Component: System.XML ()
Version: 3.0.x
Hardware: PC Linux
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: Untriaged
Assignee: Marek Safar
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-03-19 09:35 UTC by Mathias
Modified: 2014-05-23 11:12 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

Test program demonstrating the issue (603 bytes, text/x-csharp)
2014-03-19 09:36 UTC, Mathias

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Description Mathias 2014-03-19 09:35:48 UTC
If I load an XML file into an XElement object from a String(Reader) and the convert it back to a string, before every newline (\n) a carriage-return (\r) is inserted.

If you run the test program I have attached under Mono 3.2.8 (32-bit Linux) you will get the output


(first line is the ascii encoding of the original XML string, the other two are the output of XElement.ToString(), loaded with different options).
This shows the \r inserted in front of every newline.

This is a regression. In mono 2.10.2 (also 32-bit linux) the output is


as should be expected.
Comment 1 Mathias 2014-03-19 09:36:18 UTC
Created attachment 6354 [details]
Test program demonstrating the issue
Comment 2 Mathias 2014-03-20 04:11:21 UTC
I'd like to add, that, evne though that may sounds like a minor issue,  if you use mono to create and verify XMLDSIG signatures it is a very critical bug.
Comment 3 Mathias 2014-03-20 05:24:11 UTC
I just found the reason for the problem. It is not in the parsing but in the String output of XElemen (as inherited by XNode). In this commit https://github.com/mono/mono/commit/7b3f562eabac201f1bd73d34e026ba358d54d6f9 the default value of NewLineHandling in XmlWriterSettings (used by XNode.ToString()) was changed from None to Replace.
Comment 4 Mathias 2014-03-20 05:29:09 UTC
According to MSDN, the new behaviour is the correct one, and it was a bug before: