Re: The XML decl is not a PI (especially in SAX)
On 14 Nov 1999, David Megginson wrote: > "Richard Anderson" <rja@a...> writes: > > Certainly the SAX parser I use reports the XML declaration as a PI > > which is obviously very usual. Is that unusual ? > > That is wrong. Note the documentation from DocumentHandler.java: [...] > > and, quickly checking > > the nearest XML book on my desk (XML companion by Neil Bradley) that > > also says it is a PI. > > That book is also wrong -- please inform the author. When Ian and I were working on "The XML Specification Guide" last year, I seem to remember noticing that if there was any leading whte space or a comment before the XML declaration, it becomes instead a processing instruction that happens to use the reserved target "xml". The spec does not explicitly forbid this. Richard, check that your documents have <?xml... right at the very start. Any good XML book should make very clear the difference between the XML declaration and a processing instruction -- I agree wth David!! Lee -- Liam Quin, Barefoot Computing, Toronto; The barefoot agitator liam at vex . net http://www.valinor.sorcery.net/~liam/ co-author, "The XML Specification Guide", Wiley, 1999 Ankh on irc.sorcery.net xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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