Question about New XHTML WD

John Cowan cowan at
Wed Feb 24 21:56:37 GMT 1999

Jeff Greif wrote:

> The minimal XHTML document used as an example in the WD is missing the the
> prolog PI
> <?xml version="1.0" ?>

Actually, no.  The XML declaration (it's not really a PI, though it
looks rather like one) is not required unless the encoding is
other than UTF-8 or UTF-16.

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	You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
	You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
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