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From Paul Russell <>
Subject Re: Error: The root element is required in a well-formed document.
Date Thu, 21 Dec 2000 00:35:20 GMT
* Matthew Smith ( wrote :
> 	Is it possible the error is caused by file corruption in one of my
> templates?  The error seems to be happening pretty randomly.  The only thing
> I can imagine it's related to is our ISP throwing the office some bad
> bandwidth chi.  Seems that sometimes when I transfer a stylesheet to the
> server and the transfer takes some time that I get the root element error.
> Matt
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthew Smith []
> Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2000 4:06 PM
> To: Cocoon List (E-mail)
> Subject: Error: The root element is required in a well-formed document.
> 	I have no idea why I suddenly started to get this error.  I was adding some
> templates to a stylesheet when it popped up.  All of my pages are now
> pulling this up.  I checked the other stylesheets, and it's only this last
> sheet that's causing the error.  What exactly does it mean?
> 	I'm assuming it means that a given stylesheet has to output one and only
> one root node.  There's no reason that anything I did should have changed
> that fact.  I even went in and took out the templates I'd been working on,
> and I still get the error.
> 	Any ideas, or atleast a clear definition of what the error means?

Can you get us a stack trace, or some more information about what's
actually producing the error? It's kinda hard to track down a potential
problem in 23 thousand lines of code without knowing where the error
is occouring ;)


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