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Bug 5641 - character "" not allowed in prolog
Summary: character "" not allowed in prolog
Alias: None
Product: Validator
Classification: Unclassified
Component: check (show other bugs)
Version: 0.8.2
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: This bug has no owner yet - up for the taking
QA Contact: qa-dev tracking
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-04-13 09:45 UTC by David
Modified: 2009-01-29 15:54 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description David 2008-04-13 09:45:20 UTC
Error  Line 1, Column 0: character "" not allowed in prolog.

&#65279;&#65279;<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.

Why is the above error even being displayed? Nothing before the DOCUTYPE declaration is a good thing!
Comment 1 David 2008-04-14 01:18:56 UTC
The character &#65279; appears as nothing on the screen.

Turning BOM off seemed to fix it but it still is a problem that needs to be fixed.
Comment 2 Olivier Thereaux 2009-01-29 15:54:14 UTC
The validator seems to be doing the right thing here. Two BOM chars at the beginning of the document is likely to be the sign of a buggy editor.