Last modified: 2007-01-22 16:41:23 UTC

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Bug 8729 - xml declaration not at start of external entity
xml declaration not at start of external entity
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-01-22 06:04 UTC by Carla Kinley-Davis
Modified: 2007-01-22 16:41 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Carla Kinley-Davis 2007-01-22 06:04:51 UTC
I have found a few threads on this error message with RSS/ATOM on Special pages
of MediaWiki. The fix seems to be generally removing newlines or whitespace in
any files you may have edited.

I have only made minor edits one file (LocalSettings.php) and I have removed any
'newlines' in those areas. However, the following error message still displays.
I need someone to tell me specifically which file to go and fix and the steps
needed to fix that file.

I thank you in advance.

"XML Parsing Error: xml declaration not at start of external entity
Line Number 1, Column 5:				<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>"
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2007-01-22 16:41:23 UTC
This indicates extra whitespace at the start or end of one of the .php files,
most likely:
* LocalSettings.php
* some extension
* some other PHP file you have manually edited or customized

Remove the whitespace.

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