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   Re: [xml-dev] An approach to let XML 2.n resources hold multipleentities

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Keep in mind that it is possible *now*, *today*, in XML 1.0 for a 
file or a stream to contain multiple consecutive XML documents, as 
well as other things. In fact, this may actually occur with multipart 
MIME and/or HTTP 1.1. XML 1.0 makes no requirement that a file or 
stream contain only one document.

An XML parser is typically positioned at the byte that begins the XML 
document by some external process. There is no reason that the 
initial parser position has to be byte 0 of the stream. For instance, 
in HTTP 1.0 it's almost never byte 0 of the stream. An external 
process needs to strip off the header first.


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