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   Re: <?xml declaration

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  • From: David Megginson <ak117@freenet.carleton.ca>
  • To: james anderson too <mecom-gmbh@mixx.de>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 10:06:31 -0500

james anderson too writes:

 > i think the "proposed recommendation" drafters agree with you. to wit (from
 > http://www.w3.org/TR/PR-xml-971208):
 > [17]  PI ::=  '<?' PITarget (S (Char* - (Char* '?>' Char*)))? '?>'
 > [18]  PITarget  ::=  Name - (('X' | 'x') ('M' | 'm') ('L' | 'l'))

No, not at all.  At least as I read it (and I'm not in the WG or the
SIG), you _must_ begin the XML declaration with lowercase "<?xml"
followed by whitespace.

The productions that you've quoted merely indicated that processing
instructions beginning with the strings "xml", "xmL", "xMl", "xML",
"Xml", "XmL", "XMl", and "XML" are reserved for future use.

All the best,


David Megginson                 ak117@freenet.carleton.ca
Microstar Software Ltd.         dmeggins@microstar.com

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