libxml(3)libxml(3)NAMElibxml - library used to parse XML files
The libxml library is used to parse XML files. Its internal document
repesentation is as close as possible to the DOM (Document Object
Model) interface, an API for accessing XML or HTML structured docu‐
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 collabora‐
tively 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 proces‐
The libxml library now includes a nearly complete XPath implementation.
The XPath (XML Path Language) 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.
binary application for parsing XML files
Daniel Veillard (firstname.lastname@example.org). Red Hat Inc. Manual page by
Ziying Sherwin (email@example.com), Lister Hill National Center for
Biomedical Communications, U.S. National Library of Medicine.
SEE ALSOxmllint(1), libxslt(3), libexslt(3), xsltproc(1)
12 April 2000 libxml(3)