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From: Jim Gilmour <TheSOSman@charter.net>
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 18:26:49 -0500
Message-ID: <000501c6b29d$4d135500$6401a8c0@jimspc>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
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 Validating [I have validated many pages.  On one page I get the following errorError Line 1 column 0: character "" not allowed in prolog./strong>?<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" There are no visible characters in front on the <!DOCTYPE.  If I put it on the 2nd line the weird characters still show.I have tried every type of cut/copy/paste into/from working documents into new doc and get the same error.If I copy/paste the code to "validate by direct input" it tests cleanly, but if I submit it to "validate by file upload" I get the error. Here is the stripped code.<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"        "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"><html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en"><head><meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" /><title>Education</title><link href="root.css" type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" /></head><body></body></html>What can I do to get rid of these invisible characters?  I have backspaced infront of the first < also to no avail.Jim Gilmourthesosman@charter.net  Follow the instructions athttp://validator.w3.org/feedback.html#errormsg ]
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