Martin von Loewis
loewis at informatik.hu-berlin.de
Thu Dec 6 12:01:51 CET 2001
Peter Hansen <peter at engcorp.com> writes:
> > That is not true. Presence of the XML declaration is not a validity
> > constraint in XML.
> Is it not required in any way at all? I always thought
> it was.
Production 22 of XML says
prolog ::= XMLDecl? Misc* (doctypedecl Misc*)?
So no, it is not required in anyway. The only reason you need it is
when you have to declare an encoding, or the standalone property.
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