Why do we see the error “BasicTagHandler fatalError error parsing faces-config” in SystemOut.log?

We have installed IBM WebSphere Portal v9.0 following these steps:

1. Install WAS9.0.0.2 / SDK / WP8.5 /WP8.5 Enable
2. Install WP8.5 CF13
3. Install WP 9 / WP9 Enable

We have a vertical cluster. To recreate the error we stopped the two Portal node servers , node agent and dmgr. Then restarted everything in this order. Dmgr, node agent and the two portal node servers. The following error occurs on the WebSphere Portal node during startup.

[5/8/17 18:54:46:110 CEST] 000000bc annotations E BasicTagHandler
fatalError error parsing faces-config
org.xml.sax.SAXParseException: Content is not allowed in prolog.
at org.apache.xerces.util.ErrorHandlerWrapper.createSAXParseException (Unknown Source)

The error does not seem to cause us any functional impact, we would like to however know the cause and resolve this error.

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