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Re: error: Invalid XML request: content not allowed in prolog

From: Dan Fandrich <>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 15:11:27 -0800

On Wed, Dec 20, 2006 at 02:22:27PM -0800, wrote:
> I can't seem to get curl to send and xml file the same way as a POST from an HTML
> form.
> When I use a form like this, I get a nice response from the host.
> <form name="entry" method="post"
> action="">
> <textarea name="xml" cols="80" rows="24"><?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> <!-- the XML goes here -->
> </textarea>
> <input type="submit">
> </form>
> If I save the XML in a file and do this, I get "Invalid XML request: content not
> allowed in prolog"
> >curl -F "xml=@datasafe.xml"
> Why would there be any difference?
> Am I missing some curl syntax?

You want the -d option instead of -F. -F is usually reserved for "uploads"
from a form. Remember to URL-encode the data in the file!

>>> Dan

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