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General description of the error:

The format of the error message: The XML declaration must end with \"?>\".

Error description in schema standard: http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-xml-20...04/#NT-XMLDecl

Possible causes for this error:

  • XML declaration is not closed correctly
    • Characters ?> could be missing at the end of the declaration
    • Declaration could be closed too early, while there still are attributes after closing character(s): <?xml version="1.0"? encoding="UTF-8"?>


?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"? 

Error message: Fatal Error XMLDeclUnterminated : The XML declaration must end with "?>".

How to fix: Add the missing character ">" after "?".

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>