Megginson and XMLNews

David Megginson david at
Thu Apr 8 19:14:03 BST 1999

Ogievetsky, Nikita writes:

 > Is it done on purpose?
 > If you are trying to see DTD in IE5 browser, it reports:
 > <IE5 Error>
 > The 'version' attribute is required at this location. Line 1, Position 7 
 > <?xml encoding="UTF-8"?>
 > </IE5 Error>

This is an interesting problem -- MSIE must consider the DTD files to
be of type text/xml, but they are not XML documents.  If they had an
XML declaration at the top (rather than just an encoding declaration), 
they would be invalid as part of a complete document.

I recommend downloading the DTDs and viewing them in a text editor.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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