Mark R Lindsey

XML, Abused

In Uncategorized on August 11, 2010 at 7:15 pm

The world is full of examples of XML being abused. Here’s the worst I’ve seen today.


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2Wire HomePortal
ACT P103SLC
Adtran TA904

Intelligent Proxy Addressing
false
SIP 2.0
true
true


Intelligent Proxy Addressing
false
SIP 2.0
true
true


Intelligent Proxy Addressing
false
SIP 2.0
true
true


Intelligent Proxy Addressing
false
2 File Configuration
SIP 2.0
true
true


This means, among other things, that the device type “Adtran TA904” has configuration type “2 File Configuration”.

The XML schema designer sent back the data as two separate arrays. To decode the meaning, you have to create two ordered list and line them up like so many buttons and buttonholes.

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