Kwalitee Issues


Add a section called "LICENSE" to the documentation, or add a file named LICENSE to the distribution.


Add =head1 LICENSE and the text of the license to the main module in your code.


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


Remove all letters from the version number. If you want to mark a release as a developer release, use the scheme 'Module-1.00_01'


Run a proper command ("make manifest" or "./Build manifest", maybe with a force option), or use a distribution builder to generate the MANIFEST. Or update MANIFEST manually.


  • MANIFEST (249) does not match dist (254):
  • Missing in MANIFEST: XQLParser/Makefile.old, lib/XML/Checker/patch, t/dom_documenttype.t, t/xml_dom.diff, t/


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

Error: libxml-enno-1.05/lib/XML/DOM/DocumentType.pod -- Around line 62: You forgot a '=back' before '=head2'Around line 64: '=item' outside of any '=over' libxml-enno-1.05/lib/XML/DOM/Element.pod -- Around line 162: You forgot a '=back' before '=head2'


Fix the version(s).


List all used modules in META.yml requires


  • XML::Encoding


Add 'use strict' (or its equivalents) to all modules, or convince us that your favorite module is well-known enough and people can easily see the modules are strictly written.

Error: XML::Checker::DOM, XML::DOM::DOMException, XML::DOM::NodeList, XML::RegExp, XML::XQL::Debug, XML::XQL::Strict


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

Error: 0.09,0.64,1.29


Add =head1 LICENSE and/or the proper text of the well-known license to the main module in your code.


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


Define the license if you are using in Build.PL. If you are using MakeMaker (Makefile.PL) you should upgrade to ExtUtils::MakeMaker version 6.31.


Ask the owner of the distribution (the one who released it first, or the one who is designated in x_authority) to give you a (co-)maintainer's permission.


  • CheckAncestors
  • CmpDOM
  • XML::Checker::ARule
  • XML::Checker::Context
  • XML::Checker::Context::ANY
  • XML::Checker::Context::Children
  • XML::Checker::Context::EMPTY
  • XML::Checker::Context::Mixed
  • XML::Checker::DocContext
  • XML::Checker::ERule
  • XML::Checker::ERule::ANY
  • XML::Checker::ERule::Children
  • XML::Checker::ERule::EMPTY
  • XML::Checker::ERule::Mixed
  • XML::Checker::Parser
  • XML::Checker::Parser::ExternalDTD
  • XML::Checker::Term
  • XML::DOM::AttDef
  • XML::DOM::AttlistDecl
  • XML::DOM::Attr
  • XML::DOM::CDATASection
  • XML::DOM::CharacterData
  • XML::DOM::Comment
  • XML::DOM::DOMException
  • XML::DOM::DOMImplementation
  • XML::DOM::Document
  • XML::DOM::DocumentFragment
  • XML::DOM::DocumentType
  • XML::DOM::Element
  • XML::DOM::ElementDecl
  • XML::DOM::Entity
  • XML::DOM::EntityReference
  • XML::DOM::NamedNodeMap
  • XML::DOM::Node
  • XML::DOM::NodeList
  • XML::DOM::Notation
  • XML::DOM::Parser
  • XML::DOM::PerlSAX
  • XML::DOM::PrintToFileHandle
  • XML::DOM::PrintToString
  • XML::DOM::ProcessingInstruction
  • XML::DOM::Text
  • XML::DOM::ValParser
  • XML::DOM::XMLDecl
  • XML::Handler::BuildDOM
  • XML::Parser::Dom
  • XML::UM::SlowMapper
  • XML::UM::SlowMapper::UTF8
  • XML::UM::SlowMapperFactory
  • XML::XQL::AllAttr
  • XML::XQL::AllElements
  • XML::XQL::And
  • XML::XQL::Attribute
  • XML::XQL::Bang
  • XML::XQL::Boolean
  • XML::XQL::BooleanOp
  • XML::XQL::Compare
  • XML::XQL::Current
  • XML::XQL::Date
  • XML::XQL::Debug
  • XML::XQL::Debug::Dump
  • XML::XQL::Dir
  • XML::XQL::DirAttr
  • XML::XQL::DirAttrDef
  • XML::XQL::DirDoc
  • XML::XQL::DirElem
  • XML::XQL::DirNode
  • XML::XQL::DirXQL
  • XML::XQL::Element
  • XML::XQL::File
  • XML::XQL::FileContents
  • XML::XQL::Filter
  • XML::XQL::Func
  • XML::XQL::Intersect
  • XML::XQL::Invocation
  • XML::XQL::Node
  • XML::XQL::Not
  • XML::XQL::Number
  • XML::XQL::Operator
  • XML::XQL::Or
  • XML::XQL::Parent
  • XML::XQL::Parser
  • XML::XQL::Path
  • XML::XQL::PrimitiveType
  • XML::XQL::PrimitiveTypeBase
  • XML::XQL::Query
  • XML::XQL::Root
  • XML::XQL::Sequence
  • XML::XQL::SimpleAttr
  • XML::XQL::SimpleElement
  • XML::XQL::Strict
  • XML::XQL::Subscript
  • XML::XQL::Text
  • XML::XQL::Union


Move your *.pm files in a directory named 'lib'. The directory structure should look like 'lib/Your/' for a module named 'Your::Module'. If you need to provide additional files, e.g. for testing, that should not be considered for Kwalitee, then you should look at the 'provides' map in META.yml to limit the files scanned; or use the 'no_index' map to exclude parts of the distribution.

Error:,, XQLParser/


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: CheckAncestors, CmpDOM, XML::Checker, XML::Checker::DOM, XML::Checker::Parser, XML::DOM, XML::DOM::DOMException, XML::DOM::NamedNodeMap, XML::DOM::NodeList, XML::DOM::PerlSAX, XML::DOM::ValParser, XML::Filter::DetectWS, XML::Filter::Reindent, XML::Filter::SAXT, XML::Handler::BuildDOM, XML::Handler::Composer, XML::Handler::PrintEvents, XML::RegExp, XML::UM, XML::XQL, XML::XQL::DOM, XML::XQL::Date, XML::XQL::Debug, XML::XQL::DirXQL, XML::XQL::Parser, XML::XQL::Plus, XML::XQL::Strict


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


Name Abstract Version View
CheckAncestors metacpan
CmpDOM metacpan
XML::Checker A perl module for validating XML 0.09 metacpan
XML::Checker::Parser an XML::Parser that validates at parse time metacpan
XML::DOM A perl module for building DOM Level 1 compliant document structures 1.29 metacpan
XML::DOM::DOMException metacpan
XML::DOM::NamedNodeMap A hash table interface for XML::DOM metacpan
XML::DOM::NodeList A node list as used by XML::DOM metacpan
XML::DOM::PerlSAX Old name of L<XML::Handler::BuildDOM> metacpan
XML::DOM::ValParser an XML::DOM::Parser that validates at parse time metacpan
XML::Filter::DetectWS A PerlSAX filter that detects ignorable whitespace metacpan
XML::Filter::Reindent Reformats whitespace for pretty printing XML metacpan
XML::Filter::SAXT Replicates SAX events to several SAX event handlers metacpan
XML::Handler::BuildDOM PerlSAX handler that creates XML::DOM document structures metacpan
XML::Handler::Composer Another XML printer/writer/generator metacpan
XML::Handler::PrintEvents Prints PerlSAX events (for debugging) metacpan
XML::RegExp Regular expressions for XML tokens metacpan
XML::UM Convert UTF-8 strings to any encoding supported by XML::Encoding metacpan
XML::XQL A perl module for querying XML tree structures with XQL 0.64 metacpan
XML::XQL::DOM Adds XQL support to XML::DOM nodes metacpan
XML::XQL::Date Adds an XQL::Node type for representing and comparing dates and times metacpan
XML::XQL::Debug metacpan
XML::XQL::DirXQL metacpan
XML::XQL::Parser metacpan
XML::XQL::Strict metacpan


Name File View
XML::Checker::ARule lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::Checker::Context lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::Checker::Context::ANY lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::Checker::Context::Children lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::Checker::Context::EMPTY lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::Checker::Context::Mixed lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::Checker::DocContext lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::Checker::ERule lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::Checker::ERule::ANY lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::Checker::ERule::Children lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::Checker::ERule::EMPTY lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::Checker::ERule::Mixed lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::Checker::Parser::ExternalDTD lib/XML/Checker/ metacpan
XML::Checker::Term lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::DOM::AttDef metacpan
XML::DOM::AttlistDecl metacpan
XML::DOM::Attr metacpan
XML::DOM::CDATASection lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::DOM::CharacterData metacpan
XML::DOM::Comment lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::DOM::DOMImplementation lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::DOM::Document metacpan
XML::DOM::DocumentFragment lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::DOM::DocumentType metacpan
XML::DOM::Element metacpan
XML::DOM::ElementDecl metacpan
XML::DOM::Entity metacpan
XML::DOM::EntityReference metacpan
XML::DOM::Node metacpan
XML::DOM::Notation metacpan
XML::DOM::Parser lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::DOM::PrintToFileHandle lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::DOM::PrintToString lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::DOM::ProcessingInstruction metacpan
XML::DOM::Text lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::DOM::XMLDecl metacpan
XML::Parser::Dom lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::UM::SlowMapper lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::UM::SlowMapper::UTF8 lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::UM::SlowMapperFactory lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::XQL::AllAttr lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::XQL::AllElements lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::XQL::And lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::XQL::Attribute lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::XQL::Bang lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::XQL::Boolean lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::XQL::BooleanOp lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::XQL::Compare lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::XQL::Current lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::XQL::Debug::Dump lib/XML/XQL/ metacpan
XML::XQL::Dir lib/XML/XQL/ metacpan
XML::XQL::DirAttr lib/XML/XQL/ metacpan
XML::XQL::DirAttrDef lib/XML/XQL/ metacpan
XML::XQL::DirDoc lib/XML/XQL/ metacpan
XML::XQL::DirElem lib/XML/XQL/ metacpan
XML::XQL::DirNode lib/XML/XQL/ metacpan
XML::XQL::Element lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::XQL::File lib/XML/XQL/ metacpan
XML::XQL::FileContents lib/XML/XQL/ metacpan
XML::XQL::Filter lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::XQL::Func lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::XQL::Intersect lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::XQL::Invocation lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::XQL::Node lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::XQL::Not lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::XQL::Number lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::XQL::Operator lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::XQL::Or lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::XQL::Parent lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::XQL::Path lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::XQL::PrimitiveType lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::XQL::PrimitiveTypeBase lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::XQL::Query lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::XQL::Root lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::XQL::Sequence lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::XQL::SimpleAttr lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::XQL::SimpleElement lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::XQL::Subscript lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::XQL::Text lib/XML/ metacpan
XML::XQL::Union lib/XML/ metacpan

Other Files

Changes metacpan
Changes.Checker metacpan
Changes.DOM metacpan
Changes.XQL metacpan
MANIFEST metacpan
Makefile.PL metacpan
README metacpan
XQLParser/Makefile.PL metacpan