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Libxml is the XML C library developed for the Gnome project. The library code is portable and modular; most of the extensions can be compiled out. Libxml implements a number of existing standards related to markup languages, including the XML standard, Namespaces in XML, XML Base, RFC 2396, XPath, XPointer, HTML4, XInclude, SGML Catalogs, and XML Catalogs. In most cases, libxml tries to implement the specifications in a relatively strict way. To some extent, it provides support for the following specifications, but doesn't claim to implement them: DOM, FTP client, HTTP client, SAX, and DocBook SGML. Support for W3C XML Schemas is in progress.


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Download version 2.6.20 (stable)
released on 11 July 2005


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X11Janet Casey26 August 2002

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 11 July 2005.


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