Alan Stewart astewart at
Thu Mar 7 14:30:38 CST 2002

On 7 Mar 2002, at 8:20, Joel Fentin wrote:

> ~sdpm~
> I have authored a number of websites on speedsoft. Suddenly all
> pages generated by perl display the following message when viewed
> with old browsers: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
> No such problem when viewed by new browsers.
> Speedsoft recently upgraded to Perl 5.6.1. This may be the source
> of the change. Does anybody know how to get rid of the message.

Your page is generated in XHTML complete with a proper XML header. Older 
browsers don't do XML, but can handle (ignore) XHTML syntax changes. Assuming 
you are using, what probably happened is an upgrade to a later version 
of during the perl 5.6.1 upgrade. From the history of

Version 2.69

   2. now emits XHTML by default. Disable with -no_xhtml. 

P.S. Your http connection shows a perl error occurring: Use of uninitialized value in string eq at 
line 54.

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