Hi Tab Thanks for answering. My XML file is fine. What I sent to the list is the result of applying a XSL to my XML, and generating (well, trying to) standard HTML. The end result *should* have been an HTML table, but obviously it's not. The XSL does not get applied properly. And this is an example I got right off the Microsoft site too... Sigh... Nicole ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tab Alleman" <talleman at RealMetros.com> > Well I can tell you that based on the error message, it looks like you > have some data that isn't in an element... the first tag: <?xml > version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?> is just kind of a declaration.. it > doesn't have a closing tag.. the next thing that should come along the > is document root element (something like <list>...</list>).. but looks > like you go right into some text: "Beginning XMLJohnMastering > XMLPeter".