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Re: validating XML made more difficult than necessary

From: Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi>
Date: Sun, 27 May 2007 12:24:22 +0300
To: www-validator@w3.org
Cc: Martin Duerst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, Eric Bednarz <lists@bednarz.nl>
Message-Id: <200705271224.23255.ville.skytta@iki.fi>

On Sunday 27 May 2007, Martin Duerst wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Oct 2006 23:21:12 +0200, Eric Bednarz <lists@bednarz.nl> wrote:
>
> [This was quite a while ago, and I missed it, but it definitely
>  needs to be answered.]
>
> ><?xml
> >
> >Martin Duerst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp> wrote:
> >> At 14:54 06/10/05, olivier Thereaux wrote:
> >>> On Oct 3, 2006, at 10:46 , Martin Duerst wrote:
> >>>> - A document starting with "<?xml" can easily be guessed to be XML
> >>>> rather than SGML.
> >
> >I guess you are reading XML right now.
>
> If you mean that I was just reading the XML spec for the first
> time, then you definitely guessed wrong.

I don't think he meant that.  Note that Eric's message to which you replied to 
started with "<?xml" (visible also in the quoted part above) - I think he 
meant that as a case where those characters at the start of a 
document/file/whatever (in this case, a mail message body) don't mean that it 
should be treated as an XML document.
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