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Re: validation of whitespace before the XML prologue

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2003 02:50:56 +0200
To: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
cc: Jan Egil Kristiansen <janegil@landsbank.fo>
Message-ID: <a0106000f-1025-FB068D08720011D7B5DF0030657B83E8@[193.157.66.23]>

Jan Egil Kristiansen <janegil@landsbank.fo> wrote:

>
>I tried to validate an ISO-8859-1 encoded XML page with that starts with
>whitespace.
>
>The error message was "I was not able to extract a character encoding
>...".
>
>Maybe "Document has to start with BOM or '<'." might be easier to
>understand?

That result is from a combination of different factors, which is what
causes the error message to be somewhat odd. We're investigating ways to
deal better with that. Thanks for your feedback on this.

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