Subject: Re: [xsl] order in the xml prolog|
From: "Colin Adams" <colinpauladams@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 20:08:25 +0000
On 20/11/2007, Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > I was mildly surprised to discover that comments and PIs are allowed before > the DOCTYPE declaration. Its always been allowed by XML. > The DOCTYPE declaration is newly created by the serializer, it is not a copy > of the DOCTYPE declaration in your source document. It will always precede > any nodes that are present in the result tree. There's no way to control > this. I can't imagine any circumstances where you really need to generate > comments and PIs before the DOCTYPE declaration. I suppose it could be possible that a PI to point at an OASIS catalog was needed to resolve external entity references within the DTD.