Original author(s)The GNOME Project
Initial releaseSeptember 23, 1999; 22 years ago (1999-09-23)
Stable release2.9.11 (May 13, 2021; 7 months ago (2021-05-13)[1]) [±]
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, 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


  1. ^ Veillard, Daniel (3 May 2021). "[xml] Release of libxml2 2.9.11". (Mailing list). Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  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".