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  • Resolved jelly

    (@jelly)


    I have a problem getting my kubrick-based site to validate (uri: http://laugesen.org/wordpress/). The problem is, that somewhere in the parsing, something puts an illegal character in the very beginning of the code:
    “Line 1, column 0: character “” not allowed in prolog

    ���<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www”

    – does anyone have an idea which file to look at?

    (the problem only occurs in the theme that is active – I suppose it’ll be in one of the files in the theme-folder?)

    🙂 Jesper

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  • There is some type of space or character before your DOCTYPE. On your current them, go to your header.php and remove any space before <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0…

    Did you open/edit your header.php ?

    @exploding-boy: If only it was that simple 🙂
    I’ve already checked if that was the case – and it isn’t… I’ve even replaced the file in it’s enterity, using c/p via notepad to eliminate all possibilities of a ‘invisible’ sign to be transfered on…

    @moshu: yes – the theme is build on a localised version of kubrick

    No solution for this one? 🙁

    I have the exactly same problem, but not just with the first line, in the body text too.

    http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1&uri=http%3A//tobiasbergius.se/blogg/

    There’s nothing before the doctype and I’ve tried both UTF-8 and UTF-8 without BOM.

    Why doesn’t it work?!

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Check the theme’s header.php file for blank spaces or odd characters before the !DOCTYPE tag. If it looks fine, see if disabling all plugins creates any improvement.

    tobbaz – what program are you using to edit your files ?

    If it is anything made by Adobe or Macromedia, they are very probably causing the problems.

    Thanks for quick replies.

    macmanx: No characters before the doctype. No difference when disabling all plugins.

    podz: Notepad++

    Can you post just that part of your file over at http://www.phpfi.com ?

    Nothing wrong……

    We’ve seen these ‘prolog’ problems here before, but with feeds. And with those we can never establish what the problem is – but for some reason it literally just goes away. I have had this with my feeds before too – and they are fine now. It took a couple of days to go away.
    Before your page actually outputs to the screen, the code goes through any number of files so I guess one of them is choking on something strange but it’ll clear it’s throat soon. The only consolation being that those are the only 2 errors and your page does otherwise validate.

    Yah, I had the same problem with my feed too. And it just went away. So I guess I’ll just wait then. 🙂

    Thanks for you help. 🙂

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Check for any strange characters before <?php in the index.php file in your blog root (not your theme’s index.php file).

    thanx for the help so far – Even though my problem persists…

    @podz: using ultraedit
    @macmanx: no strange characters in root/index.php

    … I guess I have to wait a few more days to see if it’ll pass??? (the absolute strangest advice on how to deal with a software problem I’ve received so far 😉 )

    FYI: the problem disappeared after updating to WP 1.5.2. 🙂 Jesper

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