I have a Magento 2.2 website that was moved to a new server and now when I go to the website I am presented with the below. Howeever I am not clear on what file the error exists within?? Any suggestions on how to figure out what file to go look in?

1 exception(s): Exception #0 (Magento\Framework\Config\Dom\ValidationException): Element 'head': Character content other than whitespace is not allowed because the content type is 'element-only'.

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Check your xml files with head element, as it seems some of them have characters which Magento does not allow / recognize https://magento.stackexchange.com/a/197822/3566

To avoid problems like this, you can use Sublime Text editor https://www.sublimetext.com/, with trim_trailing_white_space_on_save parameter enabled


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