This module is a fast XSLT library, based on the Gnome libxslt engine that you can find at http://www.xmlsoft.org/XSLT/ Performance is currently about twice that of XML::Sablotron (based on XSLTMark tests converted to Perl). The libxslt processor is also highly standards compliant implementation of XSLT 1.0. A NOTE ON INSTALLATION ---------------------- The library depends on libxslt. You have to have both the library and its header files installed (on various Linux/UNIX distributions thay are usually packaged as libxslt-dev or libxslt-devel). The module can further make use of libexslt, which is distributed with libxslt, but on some systems packaged separately. These libraries may have their own dependencies (usually resolved automatically by the packaging system). Note that if you want any global data to be shared between the libxml2 libraries used by this module and XML-LibXML, e.g. the input callback table, then each module must link dynamically against libxml2 so that they both use the same shared library (this is in fact default on most UNIX/POSIX platforms). The Makefile.PL tries to determine the correct compiler and linker flags for its library dependencies using pkg-config and xslt-config. If this fails, you may override the values like this perl Makefile.PL INC="..." LIBS="..." where INC contains flags for the compiler (such as -I/some_path/include etc.) and LIBS contains linker flags (such as -L/some_path/lib -llibsomething ...). WIN32 BUILDING ISSUES --------------------- It is recommended that when building this module on Win32 you also link dynamically against libxslt and libexslt, since linking statically against these libraries but dynamically against libxml2 may cause some "unresolved symbol" linker errors. Dynamic linking, however, causes a name clash between the name of this module's DLL (LibXSLT.dll) and that of libxslt (libxslt.dll) on Win32's case-insensitive filesystem. So, if you link dynamically then you'll probably have to build your libxslt DLL as, say, libxslt_win32.dll and then make the appropriate changes to this module's build process to look for that instead of libxslt.dll. PATCHES AND DEVELOPER VERSION ============================= As XML::LibXSLT is open source software help and patches are appreciated. If you find a bug in the current release, make sure this bug still exists in the developer version of XML::LibXSLT. This version can be downloaded from its Mercurial repository. The repository can be cloned via: hg clone ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org/shlomif/perl-xml-libxslt Note this account does not allow direct commits. Please consider the tests as correct. If any test fails it is most certainly related to a bug. COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE --------------------- This is free software, you may use it and distribute it under the same terms as Perl itself. Copyright 2001 AxKit.com Ltd.