RE: UTF-8 to UTF-16LE

From: Jon Hanna (
Date: Tue Jul 08 2003 - 12:54:05 EDT

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    > > And cannot in the first few characters (legally), since these must be
    > > "<?xml ".
    > Wrong: the XML declaration is NOT mandatory, only recommanded.
    > So a XML document can directly start with its actual content
    > which may be whitespaces, a XML comment (starting by "<!--"), or
    > the start tag of the root element.

    Sorry, I thought it was clear that I was referring to the case of a document
    encoded in UTF-32, and hence that the declaration is mandatory.

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