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<p>Libxml2 is the XML C parser and toolkit developed for the Gnome project
(but usable outside of the Gnome platform), it is free software available
under the <a href="">MIT
License</a>. XML itself is a metalanguage to design markup languages, i.e.
text language where semantic and structure are added to the content using
extra "markup" information enclosed between angle brackets. HTML is the most
well-known markup language. Though the library is written in C <a href="">a variety of language bindings</a> make it available in
other environments.</p>
<p>Libxml2 implements a number of existing standards related to markup
<li>the XML standard: <a href=""></a></li>
<li>Namespaces in XML: <a href=""></a></li>
<li>XML Base: <a href=""></a></li>
<li><a href="">RFC 2396</a> :
Uniform Resource Identifiers <a href=""></a></li>
<li>XML Path Language (XPath) 1.0: <a href=""></a></li>
<li>HTML4 parser: <a href=""></a></li>
<li>XML Pointer Language (XPointer) Version 1.0: <a href=""></a></li>
<li>XML Inclusions (XInclude) Version 1.0: <a href=""></a></li>
<li>ISO-8859-x encodings, as well as <a href="">rfc2044</a> [UTF-8]
and <a href="">rfc2781</a>
[UTF-16] Unicode encodings, and more if using iconv support</li>
<li>part of SGML Open Technical Resolution TR9401:1997</li>
<li>XML Catalogs Working Draft 06 August 2001: <a href=""></a></li>
<li>Canonical XML Version 1.0: <a href=""></a>
and the Exclusive XML Canonicalization CR draft <a href=""></a></li>
<li>Relax NG, ISO/IEC 19757-2:2003, <a href=""></a></li>
<li>W3C XML Schemas Part 2: Datatypes <a href="">REC 02 May
<li>W3C <a href="">xml:id</a> Working Draft 7
April 2004</li>
<p> As a result the <a href="general.html">libxml2 API</a> is very
large. If you get lost searching for some specific API use
<a href="">the online search
engine</a> hosted on <a href=""></a>
the libxml2 and libxslt project page. </p>