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General description of the error:
The format of the error message: The processing instruction must begin with the name of the target.
Error description in schema standard: http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-xml-20040204/#NT-prolog
Meaning of error: Parsing has found a "processing instruction", most likely a syntax which is supposed to start XML declaration but file is missing the name of the instruction.
Possible causes for this error:
- XML declaration is not valid. Example of valid declaration below.
Error message: Fatal Error PITargetRequired : The processing instruction must begin with the name of the target.
How to fix: Add the missing information to declaration
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>