libxml2-2.5.4: description + notes

This library lets you manipulate XML files. The libxml home page has on-line documentation and information.

libxml is an XML library provided in the Gnome framework. XML is a standard for building tag-based structured documents/data.

Here are some key points about libxml:

As the package version number suggests libxml2 2.5.x is a superset of the version 2.4.x API. Programs built against 2.4.x will work with the new libraries, but not vice versa. Unfortunately the shared library version information is incorrect, and rld will not detect such incompatibilities automatically. If you get error messages about unresolved symbols make sure you have the latest libxml2 libraries.

Developers intending to use this distribution for application development should be sure to read the information in FAQ 3.8.

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