libxml2 Reference Manual

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 MIT License. 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 variety of language bindings make it available in other environments.

Libxml2 implements a number of existing standards related to markup languages:

As a result the libxml2 API is very large. If you get lost searching for some specific API use the online search engine hosted on the libxml2 and libxslt project page.