Re: order in the xml prolog
On 20/11/2007, Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > I was mildly surprised to discover that comments and PIs are allowed before > the DOCTYPE declaration. Its always been allowed by XML. > The DOCTYPE declaration is newly created by the serializer, it is not a copy > of the DOCTYPE declaration in your source document. It will always precede > any nodes that are present in the result tree. There's no way to control > this. I can't imagine any circumstances where you really need to generate > comments and PIs before the DOCTYPE declaration. I suppose it could be possible that a PI to point at an OASIS catalog was needed to resolve external entity references within the DTD.
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