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At 12:23 PM 14/06/01 +0100, Richard Tobin wrote:

>We would like to determine how existing parsers handle the byte
>sequence #xEF #xBB #xBF when it appears at the start of an XML
>document or other entity.  Is it treated as a BOM (and not part
>of the text of the entity) or as a zero-width non-breaking space

If the latter, it would be a fatal error, wouldn't it?  Because
outside of <? ... ?> and <!DOCTYPE ... > and the root element,
only whitespace is allowed, and XML doesn't consider zero-width
non-breaking space as whitespace. -Tim