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Re: [xml-dev] xml declaration in DTDs and encodings

oliver sick wrote:

> Is it correct to start a DTD with the first line
>   <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>


> or even
>   <?xml version="1.0" ?>


> In my opinion it's not correct to use the xml-declaration, 
> because a DTD is not xml.

At the beginning of an external entity other than the document
(main) entity, it is correct but not required to use a text
declaration.  This looks similar to an XML declaration, but with
the following differences:

	The encoding declaration part is required.

	The standalone declaration part is forbidden.

> On the other hand side if this declaration could not be used, 
> how can I determine the character encoding of DTDs ?

That is exactly why it is permitted.

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