[jdom-interest] Crimson bug

Jeff Turner jeff at socialchange.net.au
Wed Sep 5 19:27:54 PDT 2001

On Wed, Sep 05, 2001 at 08:45:20PM -0400, Jon Baer wrote:
> Hey can I ask a question ...
> Why is it that on mainly all the parsers I use that <?xml version="1.0"?> is a
> *required* factor?  Im not sure if this relates to this bug but if its considered a
> PI for mainly all applications which may use a stylesheet in the end shouldn't this
> be an optional factor?

Perhaps it's just that when you leave it out, you then have whitespace
before the first tag, which is definitely not allowed.


> I never quite understood that.
> - Jon

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