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   Re: [xml-dev] XML "Smells"?

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some ideas :

due to XML itself :
-the physical structure of some XML constructs : notations, entities, 
cdata sections, and of course DTDs... DTDs are widely used, is that 
implies that most documents are smelling ?
-default attribute values

ambiguous documents :
-elements without namespace URIs

data model :
-parsing with a non-validating parser
-parsing with no support of namespace URIs

-using processing instructions
-using things that could be externalized from xml instances : i'm 
thinking about <!DOCTYPE> or xsi:schemaLocation ; as they apply to a 
document class, they have nothing to do inside an instance

Andrzej Jan Taramina wrote:
> In reading about Code Smells ( http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?CodeSmell ), I was 
> curious if anyone had isolated/recorded/categorized any "XML Smells"?
> It's obvious to me that many such smells have surfaced on XML-Dev in the 
> past, but like much good content here, got buried under the sheer volume of 
> stuff that passes through the list.
> Maybe the subject of an XML.com article in the future? ;-)
> Andrzej Jan Taramina
> Chaeron Corporation: Enterprise System Solutions
> http://www.chaeron.com
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|   Philippe Poulard    |

  • References:
    • XML "Smells"?
      • From: "Andrzej Jan Taramina" <andrzej@chaeron.com>


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