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libxml(3)                                                                                          libxml(3)



NAME
       libxml - library used to parse XML files

DESCRIPTION
       The  libxml  library is used to parse XML files.  Its internal document representation is as close as
       possible to the DOM (Document Object Model) interface, an API for accessing XML  or  HTML  structured
       documents.

       The  libxml  library also has a SAX-like interface, which is designed to be compatible with expat(1).
       NOTE: SAX, the Simple API for XML, is a standard interface for  event-based  XML  parsing,  developed
       collaboratively  by  the  members  of the XML-DEV mailing list, currently hosted by OASIS.  The expat
       library is a XML 1.0 parser written in C, which aims to be fully conforming.  It is currently  not  a
       validating XML processor.

       The  libxml  library  now  includes a nearly complete XPath implementation.  The XPath (XML Path Lan-guage) Language)
       guage) is a language for addressing parts of an XML document, designed to be used by  both  XSLT  and
       XPointer.

       The libxml library exports Push and Pull type parser interfaces for both XML and html.

FILES
       /depot/lib/libxml_2.0.0/libxml.a
                             static library

       /depot/lib/libxml_2.0.0/libxml.so
                             shared library

       /depot/package/libxml_2.0.0/bin/xmllint
                             binary application for parsing XML files

AUTHORS
       Daniel  Veillard  (daniel@veillard.com).   Red  Hat  Inc.   Manual  page  by  Ziying  Sherwin  (sher-win@nlm.nih.gov), (sherwin@nlm.nih.gov),
       win@nlm.nih.gov), Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, U.S. National Library of
       Medicine.

SEE ALSO
       xmllint(1), libxslt(3), libexslt(3), xsltproc(1)



                                                12 April 2000                                      libxml(3)

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