libxml2 2.8.0

libxml2 is a library for manipulating XML and HTML resources.
Libxml2 is the XML C parser and toolkit developed for the Gnome project (but usable outside of the Gnome platform), libxml2 library is free software available under the MIT License. XML itself is a metalanguage to design markup languages, i.e. text language where semantic and structure are added to the content using extra "markup" information enclosed between angle brackets. HTML is the most well-known markup language. Though the library is written in C a variety of language bindings make it available in other environments.

Libxml2 is known to be very portable, the library should build and work without serious troubles on a variety of systems (Linux, Unix, Windows, CygWin, MacOS, MacOS X, RISC Os, OS/2, VMS, QNX, MVS, ...)

Main features:

  • Libxml2 exports Push (progressive) and Pull (blocking) type parser interfaces for both XML and HTML.
  • Libxml2 can do DTD validation at parse time, using a parsed document instance, or with an arbitrary DTD.
  • Libxml2 includes complete XPath, XPointer and XInclude implementations.
  • It is written in plain C, making as few assumptions as possible, and sticking closely to ANSI C/POSIX for easy embedding. Works on Linux/Unix/Windows, ported to a number of other platforms.
  • Basic support for HTTP and FTP client allowing applications to fetch remote resources.
  • The design is modular, most of the extensions can be compiled out.
  • The internal document representation is as close as possible to the DOM interfaces.
  • Libxml2 also has a SAX like interface; the interface is designed to be compatible with Expat.
  • This library is released under the MIT License. See the Copyright file in the distribution for the precise wording.

last updated on:
May 25th, 2012, 14:51 GMT
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
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