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Java Replace Special Characters

jkavx asked
Last Modified: 2012-08-15
I need to remove this in a Java string:

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

I'm receiving badly formatted xml on a queue that has this tag embedded in the middle of the xml, because of some kind of concatenation on the sender's side.

I've tried:

String toReplace = "<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"UTF-8\"?>";
String newString = oldString.replaceAll(toReplace, "");

Does anyone know how to handle this?
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