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Original author(s)The GNOME Project
Initial releaseSeptember 23, 1999; 24 years ago (1999-09-23)
Stable release
2.12.6[1] Edit this on Wikidata / March 15, 2024; 25 days ago (March 15, 2024)
Written inC
Operating systemcross-platform[2]
TypeXML parser, XML validator
LicenseMIT License Edit this on Wikidata

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, Swift, 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 only depends on standard ANSI C libraries[7] and it is available under the MIT license.[8]

It includes the command-line utility xmllint and an HTML parser.[9]

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  1. ^ "libxml2 2.12.6 · GNOME / libxml2 · GitLab". Retrieved 16 March 2024.
  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. ^ "Home · Wiki · GNOME / libxml2 · GitLab". GitLab. 2022-12-08. Retrieved 2023-06-26.
  9. ^ Veillard, Daniel. "HTMLparser: interface for an HTML 4.0 non-verifying parser". libxml2 Reference Manual. GNOME.

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