Are you sure the XML decl shouldnt be a PI ? :)

Richard Tobin richard at
Fri Nov 19 16:47:48 GMT 1999

> That may well be the way that the particular XML author thought of
> them; they may also be relics from earlier drafts, before the
> committee decided that the declaration was not a PI.

Incidentally, when XML is viewed as a subset of SGML, the XML
declaration *is* a processing instruction.  And if it weren't for
the need to be a subset of SGML, the syntax of the XML declaration
could have been completely different.

-- Richard

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