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   Re: [xml-dev] white spaces before prolog . can i work aroung it

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I doubt whether any XML parser would have a mode to allow non-XML input.
That goes against the thrust of things.  Preprocess the file to remove leading
blanks on the first line.

(On the other hand, what you are facing is a very common problem: many 
SGML projects succeeded because they used OmniMark, a text processing
language which allowed pre-processing files before the parser. )

Rick Jelliffe

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sinha, Raj (Raj)" <rajsinha@avaya.com>
To: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2002 1:16 AM
Subject: [xml-dev] white spaces before prolog . can i work aroung it

I was looking around to see if there might be a way to allow expat to
accept xml files with leading white spaces before the standard <?xml
version="1.0" ?> line without invoking the XML_ERROR_MISPLACED_XML_PI.
I know that it is invalid to do so but this is one of those quirky
requests to make the parser less forgiving for this case.
Any help appreciated



Raj Sinha
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