This module implements much of the DOM Level 2 API as an 
interface to the Gnome libxml2 library. This makes it a fast
and highly capable validating XML parser library, as well as
a high performance DOM.


XML::LibXML was almost entirely reimplemented between version 1.40 
to version 1.49. This may cause problems on some production machines.
with version 1.50 a lot of compatibility fixes were applied, so 
programs written for XML::LibXML 1.40 or less should run with 
version 1.50 again.


Prior to installation you MUST have installed the libxml2
library. You can get the latest libxml2 version from

Then run:

 $ perl Makefile.PL
 $ make test
 $ su
 $ make install

Parser documentation is in perldoc XML::LibXML. DOM documentation
starts in perldoc XML::LibXML::Document and perldoc

If your libxml2 installation is not within your $PATH. you can set 
the environment variable XMLPREFIX=$YOURLIBXMLPREFIX to make 
XML::LibXML recognize the correct libxml2 version in use.


$ XMLPREFIX=/usr/brand-new perl Makefile.PL

will ask '/usr/brand-new/bin/xml2-config' about your real 
libxml2 configuration.


For suggestions, bugreports etc. you may contact the maintainer directly 

Also XML::LibXML issues are discussed among other things on the
perl XML mailing list (

Package History

Version < 0.98 were implemented by Matt Sergeant 
0.98 > Version > 1.49 were maintained by Matt Sergeant and Christian Glahn
Version >= 1.49 are maintained by Christian Glahn

This is free software, you may use it and distribute it under the same
terms as Perl itself. 

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