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- From: "Liam R. E. Quin" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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- Date: Sun, 14 Nov 1999 09:17:39 -0500 (EST)
On 14 Nov 1999, David Megginson wrote:
> "Richard Anderson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Certainly the SAX parser I use reports the XML declaration as a PI
> > which is obviously very usual. Is that unusual ?
> That is wrong. Note the documentation from DocumentHandler.java:
> > and, quickly checking
> > the nearest XML book on my desk (XML companion by Neil Bradley) that
> > also says it is a PI.
> That book is also wrong -- please inform the author.
When Ian and I were working on "The XML Specification Guide" last year,
I seem to remember noticing that if there was any leading whte space
or a comment before the XML declaration, it becomes instead a
processing instruction that happens to use the reserved target "xml".
The spec does not explicitly forbid this.
Richard, check that your documents have <?xml... right at the very start.
Any good XML book should make very clear the difference between the
XML declaration and a processing instruction -- I agree wth David!!
Liam Quin, Barefoot Computing, Toronto; The barefoot agitator
liam at vex . net http://www.valinor.sorcery.net/~liam/
co-author, "The XML Specification Guide", Wiley, 1999
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