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Chris Bentley wrote:
> Hi, I'm confused can some put me right;
> I keep seeing references alluding to the fact that a document type
> declaration IS NOT part of an XML prolog.
> e.g., http://tantek.com/XHTML/Test/minimal.html amongst others.
This document is calling the XML declaration the XML prolog. This is
misleading. An XML declaration is an optional part of the prolog. A
prolog may contain an XML declaration (must be first line), plus
an optional document type declaration, optional comments, optional
space, and an optional PIs, according to the prolog production
> My confusion comes from my reading of the XML 1.0 spec
> "prolog ::= XMLDecl? Misc* (doctypedecl Misc*)?"
> ..doesn't this mean that a document type declaration IS part of an XML
Your interpretation is correct.