Kwalitee Issues


Change the permissions of Build.PL/Makefile.PL to not-executable.


Add a README to the distribution. It should contain a quick description of your module and how to install it.


Upgrade the bundled version of Module::Install to at least 0.89, but preferably to the most current release. Alternatively, you can switch to another build system / installer that does not suffer from this problem. (ExtUtils::MakeMaker, Module::Build both of which have their own set of problems.)


Remove the POD errors. You can check for POD errors automatically by including Test::Pod to your test suite.

Error: XML-AutoWriter-0.4/lib/XML/ -- Around line 331: You forgot a '=back' before '=head1' XML-AutoWriter-0.4/lib/XML/Doctype/ -- Around line 40: You forgot a '=back' before '=head1'Around line 42: '=item' outside of any '=over'Around line 164: You forgot a '=back' before '=head1' XML-AutoWriter-0.4/lib/XML/Doctype/ -- Around line 46: You forgot a '=back' before '=head1'Around line 48: '=item' outside of any '=over'Around line 333: You forgot a '=back' before '=head1' XML-AutoWriter-0.4/lib/XML/ -- Around line 81: '=item' outside of any '=over'Around line 464: You forgot a '=back' before '=head1'


Split the distribution, or fix the version numbers to make them consistent (use the highest version number to avoid version downgrade).

Error: 0.1,0.11,0.38,0.4


Add a META.json to the distribution. Your buildtool should be able to autogenerate it.


Add 'use warnings' (or its equivalents) to all modules (this will require perl > 5.6), or convince us that your favorite module is well-known enough and people can easily see the modules warn when something bad happens.

Error: XML::AutoWriter, XML::Doctype, XML::Doctype::AttDef, XML::Doctype::ElementDecl, XML::ValidWriter


This is not a critical issue. Currently mainly informative for the CPANTS authors. It might be removed later.


Add all modules contained in this distribution to the META.yml field 'provides'. Module::Build or Dist::Zilla::Plugin::MetaProvides do this automatically for you.


Add a 'repository' resource to the META.yml via 'meta_add' accessor (for Module::Build) or META_ADD parameter (for ExtUtils::MakeMaker).


Name Abstract Version View
XML::AutoWriter DOCTYPE based XML output 0.4 metacpan
XML::Doctype A DTD object class 0.11 metacpan
XML::Doctype::AttDef A class representing a definition in an <!ATTLIST> tag 0.1 metacpan
XML::Doctype::ElementDecl A class representing an <!ELEMENT> tag 0.1 metacpan
XML::ValidWriter DOCTYPE driven valid XML output 0.38 metacpan


Name File View
XML::VWElement lib/XML/ metacpan

Other Files

MANIFEST metacpan
META.yml metacpan
Makefile.PL metacpan