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Dura Hurtado
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Joined: Feb 16, 2011
Posts: 120
Hi I am trying to use templates. My app use JSF 2.0 and primefaces.

I have debugged it and it works well, until it reaches the the template; the code is below and the error is:

javax.faces.view.facelets.FaceletException: Error Parsing /welcome1.xhtml: Error Traced[line: 3] The processing instruction target matching "[xX][mM][lL]" is not allowed.
at com.sun.faces.facelets.compiler.SAXCompiler.doCompile(
at com.sun.faces.facelets.compiler.SAXCompiler.doCompile(


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

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">

<html xmlns="" xmlns:ui=""

xmlns:f="" xmlns:h="">

<ui:composition template="/WEB-INF/facelets/template/defaultLayout.xhtml">

<ui:define name="title">


<ui:define name="content">

<!-- contenido de la página-->





¿Any clue?

Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
Posts: 16588

The very first item on the very first line of your XML file must start with "<?xml " in column 1. If anything preceeds that, the XML parser/validator will object.

If you'll notice, your error message is complaining about finding it on line 3.

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