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Initial release September 23, 1999
Written in C
Operating system Unix-like, Windows, CygWin, Mac OS, RISC OS, OS/2, VMS, QNX, MVS...
License MIT License
Website .orgxmlsoft

libxslt is the XSLT C library developed for the GNOME project. It provides an implementation of XSLT 1.0, plus most of the EXSLT set of processor-portable extensions functions and some of Saxon's evaluate and expressions extensions. libxslt is based on libxml2, which it uses for XML parsing, tree manipulation and XPath support. It is free software released under the MIT License and can be reused in commercial applications.

libxslt can be used either as library embedded into an application, or via the xsltproc command line tool. The integration into applications is eased by a multitude of language bindings and wrappers. Being written in C, libxslt is a fast and low-resource processor.[1][2][3] This makes it a popular choice for DocBook formatting[4] and as standard XSLT processor for programming languages like PHP,[5] Perl [6] or Python.[7]

The WebKit layout engine (used e.g. in Apple Safari and Google Chrome web browser) uses the libxslt library to do XSL transformations.[8]

See also


  1. ^ libxslt Home Page: Introduction
  2. ^ Pashley, David . Benchmarking XSLT processors
  3. ^ DocBook XSL: The Complete Guide - 4th Edition: XSLT Processors
  4. ^ libxslt Home Page: DocBook
  5. ^ XSL functions
  6. ^ Perl bindings for libxslt
  7. ^ Python binding for the libxml2 and libxslt libraries
  8. ^

External links

  • Official website
  • Appreciating libxslt

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