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Original author(s) The GNOME Project
Initial release September 23, 1999; 18 years ago (1999-09-23)
Stable release 2.9.8 (March 5, 2018; 5 months ago (2018-03-05)[1]) [±]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written in C
Operating system cross-platform[2]
Type XML parser
License MIT License

libxml2 is a software library for parsing XML documents. It is also the basis for the libxslt library which processes XSLT-1.0 stylesheets.


Written in the C programming language, libxml2 provides bindings to C++, Ch,[3] XSH, C#, Python, Kylix/Delphi and other Pascals, Ruby, Perl, Common Lisp,[4] and PHP.[5] It was originally developed for the GNOME project, but can be used outside it. libxml2's code is highly portable,[6] since it depends on standard ANSI C libraries only,[7] and it is released under the MIT license. This library was written by Daniel Veillard and receives active feedback from its users.

It includes the command-line utility xmllint and an HTML parser.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Veillard, Daniel (5 March 2018). "Release of libxml2 2.9.8". (Mailing list). Retrieved 11 July 2018. 
  2. ^ "Introduction". 28 November 2017. Retrieved 25 March 2018. 
  3. ^ "ch libxml2 open source binding". 
  4. ^ "cl-libxml2 High-level wrapper around libxml2 and libxslt libraries". 
  5. ^ "PHP: libxml - Manual". Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  6. ^ "Python and bindings". Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  7. ^ "The XML C parser and toolkit of Gnome". Retrieved 2016-05-16. 
  8. ^ "HTMLparser". 

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